Virtual Illustrator Session with Mark Wilson We’re All Australians Now by Banjo Paterson

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Mark Wilson is one of Australia’s most successful author/illustrators of children’s books. He currently has seventeen books in print in Australia and the USA. His picture books have won many awards including two Whiteley Awards for children’s picture books, two Wilderness Society Awards and five CBCA Notable Picture Book awards. His most recent book with HarperCollins is We’re All Australians Now.

Students from Sutherland Public School, Thorpdale Primary and Hawkesdale P-12 College had the opportunity to listen to him talk about his drawings and watching him illustrate.

The students  had a chance to develop some new drawing skills under Mark’s instruction.

Our next Virtual Author  Event is Dexter the Courageous Koala with Author Jesse Blackadder on Wednesday 13 May….Author Jesse Blackadder will discuss her novel Dexter the Courageous Koala. Jesse will elaborate on the characters, events and settings (ACELT1594)

The students will have a project style task assigned where they will get a chance to create their own texts based on characters, settings and events from students’ own an experience. (ACELT1601).

Dexter the courageous Koalalow-res-jesse-blackadder-by_med_hr

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2 thoughts on “Virtual Illustrator Session with Mark Wilson We’re All Australians Now by Banjo Paterson

  1. Maria Johnson says:

    Students at Sutherland Public School participated in the two sessions based on Mark Wilson’s illustrations of Banjo Patterson’s poem “We’re All Australians Now”.
    The first session was a timely lead into the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli activities programmed at school and in the wider community.
    Today’s session with Mark Wilson was engaging and informative. Following the session the students are now going to begin illustrating their own picture book on early Australian history.

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