Lucia Masciullo

Lucia Masciullo

Lucia Masciullo is an award-winning children’s book illustrator born and bred in Livorno, Italy. She moved to Australia in 2007 and she now lives and works on the beautiful Gold Coast. Lucia has collaborated with several top Australian and English Publishers and illustrated fifteen books, among which the CBCA Honour Book and Prime Minister Award shortlisted Come Down, Cat!, written by award-winning author Sonya Hartnett, CBCA shortlisted Family Forest and the best-selling series Our Australian Girl.

Available Workshops
The Special Powers of an Illustrator (Pre Schoolers)
Telling a Story with Pictures (Prep to Year 3)
The Secrets of Drawing Great Characters (Years 3 to 6)

The Special Powers of an Illustrator (Pre Schoolers)

In this funny and quirky presentation internationally-published illustrator Lucia Masciullo demonstrates the special-powers of an illustrator: boundless imagination, brush and pencil mastery, super speedy drawing hand. Lucia introduces the children to the magical world of drawing with a series of short and engaging examples, then she invites them to draw along and helps them discover their own special powers.

Suitable for
Pre Schoolers

Duration
1 hour

Topics covered
- Power of imagination
- The fun of the creative process
- Joy of skill mastery
- Curriculum Outcome
- Self confidence
- Love for self-guided creativity
- Development of fine motor skills

Telling a Story with Pictures (Prep to Year 3)

In this fun and engaging presentation award-winning illustrator Lucia Masciullo takes the students on an amazing journey showing what it takes to tell a story using illustrations. With her latest book as an example, Lucia shares with the audience where ideas come from and how to create compelling images for a picture book. In the second half of the presentation children are invited to draw along with Lucia one of the book characters.

Suitable for
Prep to Year 3

Duration
1 hour

Topics covered
- Visual storytelling
- Power of imagination
- The creative process
- Joy of skill mastery
- Importance of self-determination
- Importance of feedback and teamwork
- Curriculum Outcome
- Self confidence
- Love for self-guided creativity
- Development of fine motor skills
- Problem solving

The Secrets of Drawing Great Characters (Years 3 to 6)

In this fun and engaging presentation award-winning illustrator Lucia Masciullo reveals how to create irresistible characters for an illustrated story. Lucia takes the students by hand and shows them how to go from a stick figure to a well rounded character with its identifiable details and unique quirks. This is a free-flow presentation, where children are strongly invited to participate, draw along and conceptualise their creative ideas without worrying too much about mistakes or the technicalities of drawing.

Suitable for
Years 3 to 6

Duration
1 to 2 hours

Topics covered
- Power of imagination
- The creative process
- Importance of self-determination
- Difference between concept and detailed design
- Mistakes are part of the creative process
- Curriculum Outcome
- Self confidence
- Love for self-guided creativity
- Development of fine motor skills
- Problem solving
- Positive creative feedback

Lucia Mascuillo Books

Books