Book a school visit.

Learn how to create an extraordinary character with journalist and author Karen Casey. In a one-hour workshop students will work together, choosing an Australian animal character and developing its personality, dialogue and appearance. Students will then have the opportunity to draw their extraordinary character while Karen writes it into a scene from her real life books. Session includes an inspiring talk from Karen about her writing career in which she shows examples of books she made as a primary school student, through to The Extraordinary Gum Tree Book Series now on bookstore shelves.

Workshops are suitable for Grades 2-6 in class-size groups. Sessions can be adapted for younger students to focus on meeting the author, story time and colouring.

Click on Contact in the drop down menu to discuss the needs of your school or to get a quote. Please include School Visits in the subject line and, if interested in workshops for more than one class, please provide details of numbers.