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Kelly Canby Illustration Workshop! – Children’s Book Week (Ages 5-12)

August 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Paint along with Kelly Canby as she teaches you the tips and tricks used to paint the characters in her latest picture book, Timeless.

Timeless Characters!

Paint along with Kelly Canby as she teaches you the tips and tricks used to paint the characters in her latest picture book, Timeless. This is a fast paced, beat-the-clock workshop so wear your comfy shoes and be prepared to strike a pose!


Kelly Canby is an award-winning, internationally published, illustrator and author of over two dozen books for children. Kelly was born in London, England, but has lived in Australia since the age of three, which is probably around the same age she started playing with pencils and crayons, and it was probably only a few years after that that she decided playing with pencils and crayons was something she wanted to do for the rest of her life.

Kelly’s second picture book The Hole Story won the prestigious 2018 Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for Writing for Children, while Littlelight was shortlisted for the same award in 2019. Rodney, The Hole Story and Littlelight have all been Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Notable books for Picture book of the year. Kelly is also well known for her illustration work on writer Jaclyn Moriarty’s Kingdoms and Empires series of books. Together they have made four books which have either won or been shortlisted for several awards.

With a Bachelor of Art in Design from Curtin University, Kelly applies her quirky style to the pages of everything from picture books, to chapter books, to early reader books, to colouring books and beyond!

Thank you to our sponsors Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Healthway, Fuel to Go & Play, and Children’s Book Week Council of Australia WA Branch.

Children at the library

We are dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment for people of all ages.

For our youngest members, guidelines are in place to ensure their safety. Responsibility for monitoring the safety of children in the library, primarily rests with the parent/caregiver.

children under the age of 13 years must be supervised by a guardian at all times while in a City of Canning Library (siblings 16 years + are deemed suitable to supervise).

we ask guardians to remain with children under the age of 8 in activity areas for the duration of events.

children who do not meet the required age for specific activities/events may have their ticket cancelled.



August 19, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Willetton Library
39 Burrendah Blvd
Willetton, WA 6148 Australia
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