Workshops & Talks


- Monty C. Turtle Learns To Swim

- Nobody Knew What A Flower Could Do

- Just Like Molly

- Marshmallow Dreamers

- Where Do Odd Socks Go?

- Three Hermit Crabs

Coming 2019

- The Shinebright Series

- Tylah’s Truth

- The ABC’s Of Real Food

- Alice’s Journey

Book Week, Literacy Festivals, Art Festivals, Library visits and Incursions are all fantastic times you can book me to visit your school or event!


I'm energetic, fun and love getting your kids engaged! We draw, we paint, we learn what it is to be an illustrator and how to craft and tell stories visually.

My favourite thing is to show the kids who think they can’t draw is that  yes they can, everyone can!"

Contact me for

2019 Prices!

Minimum call out. 2 sessions.

Maximum of four sessions per day.

Additional travel and accommodation costs may also be quoted.

Feel free to contact me for custom enquires, on a budget & NFP.

To book me or to just have a chat either:

Book Direct!

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A few examples of my workshops

Please note all workshops are tailored specifically to cater for the diverse and individual needs of your students, so each session is individual and unique. 


General Illustration Workshops    

Within my illustration workshops, students gain  an

in-depth view of what it means to be an illustrator, how to become an illustrator and what an illustrator does.    


Learning outcomes:  

What does an illustrator do?

Students learn in-depth about what a children’s book illustrator does every day.    


What does it take to become a good illustrator?

Students learn what they need to do if they want to become an illustrator in the future.

How do people create illustrations?:

Students learn to become illustrators themselves as they are guided through the the basics of working from a text to create their own illustrations of Bob the monster.      

Session Length: 45 minutes

Preferred Audience Primary/Secondary (Grades P - 9)


Character Illustration Workshops  


How do we start to create a Character?

Kids get taken through my process of creating a character using three steps.


1. How does your character feel?


2. Where is your character placed?


3. How to make my character authentic?


Each session goes for 45 mins, but can be shortened.   Preferred Audience: All primary, even early secondary. 

Session Length: 45 minutes

Preferred Audience Primary/Secondary (Grades 1 - 10)

Visual Storytelling  


Within my visual story telling workshops, older students learn how to break down the entire illustration process

by means of in-depth discussion and activities.      


Learning outcomes:  

Conceptualising:  How do illustrators interpret the authors vision and turn it into pictures?  


Storyboard creation: How is the storyboard created?  

Large scale artwork creation: How is the final artwork then created?


Post process: What does an illustrator do once all the artwork is finalised?


Session Length: 45 minutes

Preferred Audience Primary/Secondary (Grades 5 - 10)


‘Bannockburn Primary School students are still excited – and drawing – following a fantastic week of workshops conducted by Sunshine Herbert. We had a terrific week learning how illustrators work. Sunshine shared her inspiration, technique and passion.

Our children were taken through a structured session focussing on sharing ideas, thoughts and feelings through drawing. We had very excited children drawing wonderful ‘monsters’.

- Rob Nelson,
Principal Bannockburn Primary School’

'Hi Sunshine! You went to my daughter’s school today, she’s in Grade 2 (apparently she illustrated a rainbow coloured monster called Bob!?!) 
Just wanted to share with you.. 
As of today – & maybe just for today, or the next week, month – who cares?! – she wants to be an Illustrator!!' 


- Sandra  - Parent,
Amsleigh Park Primary School’

'Sunshine! Thankyou for teaching me how to draw unicorns. I want to be an artist when I grow up :)
- Riley - Student

Thankyou for such a wonderful experience. My students loved spending time with you and everybody now wants to be illustrators.

I love how much creativity and energy you bring token the simplest work, thanks again!

 - Erica - Teacher, Gormandale Primary School

Something a little different?


Visiting schools is fun and exciting for everyone involved!

But once it's done it's done, and where do the students go from there? Well if you want to continue the adventure, I have a

Youtube channel!

Resources for students and teachers alike you can all join me with 

weekly videos of tips tricks and paint alongs.

Fun, adventure, excitement and educational for kids big and old.

 Sunshine xx