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Beci Orpin's new 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.
In this school-holiday event, Beci herself will appear at the Wheeler Centre to do exactly that. The beloved Australian designer and illustrator will talk kids through the book and her artistic process. She’ll then get them inspired to design their own illustrations and posters that promote positive impact on the world. All materials provided.
This event is suitable for 4–8 year olds.
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.
Immersion in literacy is one of the most important factors in determining the outcome of a child’s future – and nurturing a love of books and reading is part of that. Also, kids plus books and writing equals fun. We’re delighted to be presenting a new series of events for the younger reader in your life: Wheeler Kids. Roll up and enjoy!