Live Drawing & Visits

I love coming to schools and other venues to talk about illustrating!

I'm available to speak with children of all ages, teens, and/​or adults about the illustrating process. Because I illustrate not only children’s books but educational books and product designs, I can cater my visit to appeal to both younger children and older students/adults.

My most popular audience are young children between ages 5~10.

I usually talk about my illustration work behind popular series such as Billie B Brown, Go Girl and Lily the Littlest Angel series.

Please feel free to contact me for book suggestions for each grade.
 

With my background working at high school and being a lecturer at tertiary school, I have vast experience in delivering fun presentation suitable for mature ages, to share my knowledge and techniques behind freelancing and creating illustrations.  


My presentations can include:

  • Presentation of the illustrating process

  • Visuals showing the different stages of book production (concept illustrations, artist sketches, final images, etc.)

  • Live drawing sessions. School gets to keep my illustrations from this session.

  • Optional drawing activities with the students

  • Question and answer periods

Alternatively I can run a Character Design Workshop for students.

(Students will provide their own drawing materials)


My current fee for school visits starts from $250 per session.

Each session lasts 45min~1hour. Travel, hotel, and meal expenses (if applicable) must also be covered by the school. Visits include up to three presentations a day and book signing of any books illustrated by me. I'm happy to visit more than one school on a trip, if you would like to partner with a nearby schools to share travel costs.

For local visits around Auckland city there will be no travel fee.

Fees for public libraries and professional conferences vary; please contact me if you want to discuss this further.

I am happy to negotiate and cater for different venue/audience needs. In the past I have given presentations and workshops at Schools, Bookshops, Coffee shops, Art centers, Cinemas, Shopping Malls, a variety of big and small venues you can imagine!

I also take part in art events and live drawing sessions. Any inquiries for visits, please email me at afukuoka@gmail .com or contact me here.

2011 Live Drawing School Event Australia
2011 Live Drawing School Event Australia
2013 MWF Live Drawing on Stage Melbourne
2013 MWF Live Drawing on Stage Melbourne
2013 MWF Billie Fan Audience
2013 MWF Billie Fan Audience
2011 BookStore Event Australia
2011 BookStore Event Australia
2013 MWF Book Signing with Sally Rippin
2013 MWF Book Signing with Sally Rippin
2011 School Visit Australia 03
2011 School Visit Australia 03
2011 School Visit Australia 2
2011 School Visit Australia 2
Japanese Art Festival Aotea Centre Auckland
Japanese Art Festival Aotea Centre Auckland
Japanese Art Festival Aotea Centre Auckland 1
Japanese Art Festival Aotea Centre Auckland 1
2012 Storylines Festival Aotea Centre Auckland
2012 Storylines Festival Aotea Centre Auckland
2012 Signing Session Aotea Centre Auckland
2012 Signing Session Aotea Centre Auckland
2013 MWF Artists and Writers Talk
2013 MWF Artists and Writers Talk
2013 MWF Live drawing
2013 MWF Live drawing
2013 Artist Workshop Melbourne
2013 Artist Workshop Melbourne
2013 Creative Character Workshop Melbourne
2013 Creative Character Workshop Melbourne
2013 School Visits Melbourne
2013 School Visits Melbourne
2013 School Visit Live drawing Melbourne
2013 School Visit Live drawing Melbourne
2011 Book Signing Australia
2011 Book Signing Australia
2011 School Visit Australia 05
2011 School Visit Australia 05
2011 School Visit Australia
2011 School Visit Australia
2011 Schol Visit Australia 06
2011 Schol Visit Australia 06
2011 School Visit Australia 07
2011 School Visit Australia 07
Storylines Festival Report 2012
Storylines Festival Report 2012

With famous NZ artists at Sotrylines Festival. Aotea Centre Auckland 2012

2013 Chromacon Aotea Centre Auckland
2013 Chromacon Aotea Centre Auckland
2013 100 Sotries Building Melbourne 03
2013 100 Sotries Building Melbourne 03
2013 100 Sotries Building Melbourne 02
2013 100 Sotries Building Melbourne 02
2013 100 Sotry Building Melbourne 01
2013 100 Sotry Building Melbourne 01
2013 Billie B Brown Event at Cinema Melbourne
2013 Billie B Brown Event at Cinema Melbourne
2013 Billie B Brown Talk Melbourne
2013 Billie B Brown Talk Melbourne
2013 Book Signing line Melbourne
2013 Book Signing line Melbourne
2013 Billie fans Book Signing Cinema Melbourne
2013 Billie fans Book Signing Cinema Melbourne
2013 Jepanese Festival Aotea Centre 04
2013 Jepanese Festival Aotea Centre 04
2013 Japanese Festival Aotea Centre 03
2013 Japanese Festival Aotea Centre 03
2013 RRR Radio interview with Sally Rippin
2013 RRR Radio interview with Sally Rippin
2011 Bookstore Event wth Sally Rippin Australia
2011 Bookstore Event wth Sally Rippin Australia
School Visit Presentation Sydney
School Visit Presentation Sydney
School Visit- show and tell time Sydney
School Visit- show and tell time Sydney
2011 Shopping Mall Event Australia
2011 Shopping Mall Event Australia
2011 Book Store Event Australia 02
2011 Book Store Event Australia 02
2013 Japanese Festival Aotea Centre 02
2013 Japanese Festival Aotea Centre 02
2011 School Visit
2011 School Visit
2012 Illustrator Panel Aotea Centre Auckland
2012 Illustrator Panel Aotea Centre Auckland
2013 Bookstore event Melbourne
2013 Bookstore event Melbourne
Taste of Japan Auckland Museum
Taste of Japan Auckland Museum
Taste of Japan Auckland Museum 1
Taste of Japan Auckland Museum 1
2013 Overload ASB Stadium Auckland
2013 Overload ASB Stadium Auckland
2011 Face painting
2011 Face painting
2011 Face Painting 02
2011 Face Painting 02
2011 Face Painting 03
2011 Face Painting 03
Thank you Letters 2
Thank you Letters 2
Thank you Letters
Thank you Letters