Monday, July 29, 2013

Kids get into art: 'Flick the Page'

15 July 2013 , 2:37 PM by Scott Lamond

In my studio - SUSY BOYER
There's more to books than words.
Infact drawing and expression through art is proving to be of great benefit to children's learning, particularly those that easily get distracted.
Today on 'Flick the Page' Phil Kettle visits the Gold Coast's Susy Boyer (pictured), a freelance illustrator and painter who passes on her skills to young people through special workshops.
Susy has illustrated many books and admits she was often easily distracted in her school days.
"Not being great at maths, I always got quite bored and I think I escaped by drawing and making that class more fun for myself."
Meanwhile, Phil's tip of the week: "Try to write in a simple way and express your views with the most appropriate words."

Flick the Page ...ABC 91.7

Don’t despair, plenty of hope and answers regarding both the above questions this week on ‘Flick the Page’ as ABC Gold Coast’s Scott Lamond and author Phil Kettle chat to some experts.

The illustrator of the famous Deltora Quest books Marc McBride joins us to talk about making a living drawing monsters and dragons and Kristina Purcell who is the Children and Youth Services Coordinator at the Kingston Library talks about trendy libraries. Kristina also explains ‘virtual story time’ and you can actually click on some examples of authors reading their books below.

You can listen to Flick the Page on ABC 91.7..... Catch me on the ABC here