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Posted 2 years ago by Nicole Clarke

Professional Learning Using Shaun Tan Original Art at our Centre

Art of a Master - Inspiration for Creative Writing


Date: Thursday 2 May, 2019

Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Venue: The Literature Centre, Old Fremantle Prison Hospital, entry via corner Knutsford Street and Hampton Road  

In this workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to explore the original awe-inspiring illustrations of Shaun Tan.  We will look at different ways to harness his work that will ignite both curiosity and creativity within students. This practical and hands-on workshop will give teachers a chance to engage with different writing activities, that will then give them the tools to draw even the most reluctant writers into writing. A rare opportunity to gain creative writing tips using the artwork of the inimitable Shaun Tan.

Gate Opens: 4:30pm for afternoon tea and browsing in the bookshop.  Free parking available in the fenced grass reserve of Hampton Road, accessible via the gravel carpark near our Centre's entry gate.

Cost: $88.00 per person (incl GST)

Suitable: Year 6 - Year 12 Teachers 

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What others have to say about Professional Learning at the centre...

Rebecca's motivation, knowledge and passion about the content covered was contagious.

13 March PL Attendee  


Anything to do with picture books is inspiring. I always leave the Literature Centre inspired and keen to share what I have learned with my class and colleagues.

13 March PL Attendee  


One of the quickest PDs I’ve attended because it was so enjoyable! Beck, I could listen to you talk about books all day. I want a job reading books…oh wait…I do. I will read all the books now! my students. Great examples and strategies – very practical and invigorating! My brain is refreshed – no, it’s 7pm, my brain is dead but I had a fantastic time. Excellent PD. Thank you.

Pre-primary Teacher, East Maddington Primary School


Brilliant work by Beck as usual! Excellent links to English Curriculum and speech and language Halliday, which shows depth of understanding. This allows teachers to view picture books as more than just enjoyment and pretty pictures, but a rich resource for tracking and learning about literacy and life lessons.

Literary Specialist Teacher, Leda Primary School


Very informative. I love your enthusiasm – it inspires me. Thanks for giving ‘real’ ideas that can be used in the classroom and that make me want to share with my kids.

Year 3 Teacher, Oberthur Primary School


Very engaging. Applicable from early to upper years. Great ideas. Makes me want to get back to class and implement more of these ideas and strategies.

Year 2 Teacher, Forrestfield Primary School