School Holidays: Drawing with Author and Illustrator Matt Shanks (BL)
Join Author and illustrator Matt Shanks for a reading of Herman Crab, followed by a drawing workshop where children use drawing to articulate their personal strengths and the complementary strengths of their friends. By the end of the session, children walk away with an understanding of how each of our different strengths play a part in making us a stronger whole.
Matt Shanks is an internationally-published and critically-acclaimed author/illustrator of over twenty picture books including Eric the Postie, Queen Celine (both awarded Notables by the CBCA for Picture Book of The Year), Rosie the Rhinoceros, written by Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes, and Herman Crab, written by one of Australia’s favourite comedians, Peter Helliar.
Matt is a two-time Fellow of the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust, an Australian Literary and Numeracy Foundation ambassador, co-editor of Words Like This, and works primarily in watercolour.
Matt Shanks is in Adelaide on a May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust Fellowship.