Pop into Art Class and join your favourite illustrators in drawing their most beloved characters or even imagining your own! Featuring Jules Faber, Remy Lai, Aura Parker, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall, Georgia Norton Lodge and Ben Wood, our guided art classes – happening all day – give you the chance to sketch and learn from the best.

Recommended for ages five and up.

10:30–11am Ben Wood
11:30am–12pm Remy Lai
12:30–1pm Jules Faber
1:30–2pm Georgia Norton Lodge
2:30–3pm Aura Parker
3:30–4pm Marjorie Crosby-Fairall


Marjorie Crosby-Fairall (Australian)

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall is an internationally published illustrator of over twenty children's books. Her books appear on the Premier’s Reading Challenge lists and have been shortlisted and won awards, including the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for her first picture book. Her picture books include Bear in Space with Deborah Abela and The Croc and the Platypus with Jacking Hosking. In 2021 she will releases Dinosaur Dads with Lesley Gibbes and Summer Blue) with Trudie Trewin.

Jules Faber (Australian)

Jules Faber

Jules Faber is both an award-winning children's book illustrator and award-winning cartoonist. He has worked in a variety of different fields including as an editorial cartoonist, a 'live' caricaturist, an animator on a Disney program and a TAFE instructor. He has served four terms as the President of the Australian Cartoonists Association and sits on the CBCA NSW Committee. Jules has illustrated over 30 books and is now and the author/illustrator of the new Max Crack series.

Remy Lai (Australian)

Remy Lai

Remy Lai is the author and illustrator of Pie in the Sky and Fly on the Wall. Her new graphic novel Pawcasso will be released in May. She was born in Indonesia, grew up in Singapore and now lives in Queensland, Australia, where she can often be found exploring the woods with her two dogs.

Georgia Norton Lodge (Australian)

Georgia Norton Lodge

Georgia Norton Lodge draws houses all over Australia and the world for her illustration business Georgia Draws A House. She was introduced to the world of children's books when she teamed up with her brilliant sister to create the hilarious middle-grade fiction series Elizabella. Since then, she has joined the power couple Kate & Jol Temple to illustrate for the Alice Toolie series, she has developed a drawing workshop and taught hundreds of people how to pack character and charm in to their illustrations.

Aura Parker (Australian)

Aura Parker

Aura Parker is an award-winning author-illustrator whose picture books are whimsical and brimming with details to explore. Aura loves to share her enthusiasm for writing and drawing, encouraging children to be creative and brave. Her latest book is a calming bedtime story called Goodnight Glow Worms and soon to be released is the Silly Seabed Song in July. Her storytelling through words and pictures inspires imagination, courage and confidence in young readers.

Ben Wood (Australian)

Ben Wood

Ben Wood is the illustrator of the bestselling Real Pigeons series and has always been drawn to books with both humour and heart. He has illustrated over 28 books for children and has had notable listings for the Children Book Council of Australia, been shortlisted for the Readings Children's Book Prize and the Australian Book Industry Awards. The sixth Real Pigeons book, Real Pigeons Flex Feathers, with Andrew McDonald, will be released May 2021.