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This presentation is packed with visuals, including a slideshow reading of the book One Minute’s Silence, snippets of sound effect and animation. The talk includes lots of “behind-the-scenes” insights into the ideas in the book, the historical research and clear examples of how the drawings were made, from rough through to finished art. This is the perfect accompaniment to a class study of One Minute’s Silence and Gallipoli in general. This session also complements the detailed teacher’s notes and illustrator’s commentary freely available from the Allen& Unwin website.
About the book:
One Minute’s Silence is a book about Gallipoli and Remembrance unlike any other. The author, David Metzenthen, asks readers to imagine soldiers’ experiences from both sides of a conflict, to empathize with defenders and invaders in turn.
Illustrator Michael Camilleri brings this to life with an array of techniques and ideas: comics, maps, technical illustrations of war machinery and the use of contemporary year 12 students in place of both turks and diggers.
Kids and adults get straight into creating a story with their own drawings in this fast moving introduction to the language of picture-stories. But don’t worry, no skill is required! The session draws on techniques and theory from film, comics and picture books, and has been developed from Michael’s professional experience in these fields. It […]
Artist Michael Camilleri is an expert in tonal drawing and offers workshops for variable levels of ability, length and intensity. At all levels the course creates an understanding of light and shade in a hands-on way, through lots of actual drawing by the participants. The beginners’ course is full of practical drawing by the students […]