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An opportunity for aspiring authors to take their work to the next level!

2023 Date TBC (June or July) Saturday 10am–4pm

Join multi-award-winning author/illustrator TOHBY RIDDLE and renowned illustrator

FAYE WILSON for an inspiring and informative day about creating picture books.

Everything will be covered, from idea to published book. Guidance and feedback will

also be offered to anyone with an existing project or an idea for a picture book.

All levels of experience welcome! 

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Tohby Riddle has been creating award-winning picture books for over three decades. He’s been published in over ten languages and in 2022 he was nominated for the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal. Tohby is also an award-winning picture book designer and former Editor of The School Magazine, the celebrated literary magazine for children.  As a presenter, Tohby has shared his insights and experience with audiences of all ages across Australia and overseas.

Faye Wilson  has spent a decades-long career

as a professional illustrator and a teacher of

illustration. Her recent projects include the creation

of Blume Illustrated, a features magazine dedicated

to illustration; two ground-breaking group shows of

illustration at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre,

Black and Blue and Black and Blue II; and directing

the Blume Illustration Festival, held in Katoomba in

2018. Faye’s session will be drawing on her vast

experience and knowledge of illustration.


Blume’s Academy Studio, 119 Cascade Street, Katoomba

Tea/Coffee included – BYO lunch
Booking and pre-payment essential


Email us and we will put you on a wait list and notify you when the date is confirmed.

Comments from recent workshops with Tohby Riddle: 
“Tohby was a source of fascinating ideas and processes.” Kaye 
“Very inspiring workshop!!” Marianne  

“A really fascinating and enriching experience.” Julia “

[Tohby] is a very good communicator.” Jan  “Energy generating.” Jen

Blume's masterclasses are held in the relaxed and intimate location of a working artist studio, home and garden. 

There are some stairs - so unfortunately there is no disabled access.

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