Lesley Vamos

Andrew Daddo

Lesley Vamos works as an illustrator, graphic designer and occasional animator

Teaching background 

(2006-09) Art and cartooning for Cartoon Kingdom at primary/high schools, parties, holiday camps

(2010-11) Art, comic book making and science workshops in Los Angeles with ACE enrichment

(2013 – present) Teaching a weekly art class for “Kids at Switch”

Workshop and Talk Outlines

Art skills crash course! 

– Suitable for Years 3-10

– Basic skills in breaking down shapes, rendering and perspective.

– A content heavy course but can be altered for time.

Illustrator 101

– Suitable for Years K-10

– Taking students through what I do, how I do it and the process of illustrating a book from breaking down the manuscript to outputting the final illustrations

The art of fun! 

1hr to 3hrs

– Suitable for Years 3-10

– Talking to the kids about what I do – the rest depends on time but I will teach the kids how to draw. Older kids will make a mini comic book.

Picture Book 101! 

3 to 4hrs

– Suitable for Years 5-10

– I start by talking to the kids about what I do, then go through step by step how a story book is created.

We spend the rest of the time making a mini flip book with a story we create together.  Thestudents will all walk away with their own picture book saddle stitched.

Comics 101 

4 + hrs (day workshop including morning tea and lunch breaks)

– Suitable for Years 5-10

– The workshop involves learning about and creating comics – I discuss the way comics are created, the timing of frames, and character and story invention. Kids will walk away with their own comic book bound and illustrated.