Artist In Residence Authors & Illustrators

Corinne Fenton

Contact DetailsCOrine fenton book covers
corinneking@bigpond.com
www.corinnefenton.com

Background
Children’s Author –
Most well-known title – ‘Queenie One Elephant’s Story’

‘Corinne Fenton has established a reputation for writing beautiful picture book histories of animals whose lives have become legendary.’

Junior Bookseller and Publisher

Current Area Of Expertise
Author with a passion for picture books, often with an element of social history – writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry for children.
Offers school visits covering - Writing and Researching Social History Picture Books, Writing Workshops and Poetry Workshops.
Corinne is the current Judge of the Junior Categories for the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Competition – the largest poetry competition for school children in Australia.

Location Preferred
Happy to travel anywhere

Preferred Year Levels
Pre-prep – 6
Secondary 7-9

Marjory Gardner

Marjory GardnerContact Details
Ph: 03 9880 7880
Mobile: 0419 532 694

Background
Associateship Diploma Graphic Design (RMIT)
Thirty years experience as a freelance illustrator of children’s books
Thirty years experience presenting art workshops at primary and secondary schools and libraries.

Current Area of Expertise
Illustrator for children’s publishing (educational and trade), greeting cards and editorial.
Presenting art workshops where I share my folio, explain the process of making books, discuss different illustration styles and techniques, and inspire and motivate students to develop their own style.

“There are so many benefits to be gained from inviting a children's book author/illustrator to speak to your school. They will give an insight into the process of book-making, and inspire and motivate your students to read, write, draw and express their ideas in dynamic and creative ways. By sharing rough drafts and works in progress, they facilitate a deeper understanding of the book-making journey from first spark of an idea to the written manuscript, and the illustrators' many and various techniques and styles. Writing and drawing exercises form part of most presenters' sessions, and provide an inspiring springboard for future classroom activities.” Marjory Gardner

Preferred Location
Any Location

Preferred Year Levels
Prep to year 12 (In secondary schools I usually speak to Vis Comm, Art, and Design students.)