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.