Wheeler Kids: Take Heart, Take Action


Beci Orpin is a beloved Australian designer and illustrator. Her book for kids, Take Heart,Take Action, is filled with bold and beautiful illustrations and simple messages for children on how to make the world a better place: 'be kind', 'don't lose heart', ‘compost’, ‘protect nature’. It’s a book to spark discussions about the planet and our place in it. 

Join us for this online school-holiday workshop with Beci herself. She'll tell kids about her artistic process – how the book was made and why she decided to make it. She’ll then get kids inspired to design their own illustrations and posters that promote making a positive impact on the world.

Take part at home!

You'll need:

  • A piece of plain paper (A4 is good!)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers or coloured pencils to make your own graphics

Download Beci's print at home worksheet template here (Adobe PDF format).


Portrait of Beci Orpin

Beci Orpin

Beci Orpin is a creative practitioner based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work occupies a space between illustration, design and craft. She has run a freelance studio for over 20 years, catering to a wide range of clients as well as exhibiting her work both locally and internationally. She has written four D.I.Y books and a number of books for children. Her work is described as colourful, graphic, bold, feminine and dream-like.