As a culmination to Literacy and Numeracy week the children were lucky enough to have the opportunity to listen to 2 great guest speakers. Many of the year levels are busy writing their own stories so who better to speak to the children than author ‘John Danalis’ and illustrator ‘Craig Smith’.
The children learnt all about where John gets his stories from, how many books he’s written, how long his stories take to write and lots of funny anecdotes about his life. Craig taught the children all about illustrating, where to start, what styles to consider and what sort of expression their characters should have.
Chloe – I liked Craig best because we got to do some drawing.
Luka – I liked John best because he told us lots of funny stories about his dog.
Emily – I liked Craig because he taught us how to draw bodies.
Jesse – I liked John because I thought he was funny.
Amelia – I liked Craig because he taught us about doing a draft first.
Hamish – I liked John because he told us funny stories about when he was born.
What did you learn from listening to Craig and John?