Lucia is an award winning illustrator specialising in children’s books.
Born and bred in Italy, she moved to Australia in 2007 and since then she has illustrated more than twenty books, among which Come Down, Cat! (CBCA Honour Book and shortlisted for the Prime Minister Award), Family Forest (CBCA Award shortlisted) and the Olive of Groves trilogy (Indie Book Award shortlisted).
Her last picture book is My Real Friend, by David Hunt, 2019.
Lucia loves to create whimsical characters using traditional techniques such us watercolour, pencil, acrylic and collage. She always experiments with new styles to create different moods for different stories, but mainly because it’s more fun.
Lucia has been sharing her passion for drawing and creating illustrations with thousands of children and she regularly presents talks and workshops to students and aspiring illustrators.
Lucia is also available for virtual sessions and illustration workshops.
Lucia's friendly personality and interesting presentation really engaged our 4 groups of students from Year 1 to Year 4. She was funny and animated and simply a delight! They also enjoyed the "drawing class" and question and answer time at the end of each session.The comments from staff and students after the performance were all positive.
Kenmore State School - October 2020Kenmore State School - October 2020Lucia Masciullo
The students really enjoyed meeting Lucia. She was very engaging and easy to understand.
The students liked participating in the drawing of interesting cats and feeling the collages she had made.
I loved what the illustrator discussed and the Year 6's really were engaged and found the content of her talk interesting.
St Mary's Primary School - August 2018St Mary's Primary School - August 2018Lucia Masciullo
Lucia was one of the absolutely superlative presenters at our literature carnival this year. As a group, they expanded the students munitions of creativity and were very well received by all staff. Their presentations were highly engaging as they were diverse. Students had a full immersion into the world of the writer, storyteller and illustrator. I personally wish to express my gratitude to their unbounding energy and galvanising a week of learning and fun into the minds of our students and teachers.
Belmont State School - August 2018Belmont State School - August 2018Lucia Masciullo
Students and teachers thought Lucia was great. As per every illustrator, students preferred the activity of drawing more than listening. The adults involved all loved Lucia and her warm demeanour. Would definitely recommend her to others and she more than met our expectations.
Peregian Springs State School - October, 2017Peregian Springs State School - October, 2017Lucia Masciullo
Lucia was lovely and softly spoke yet dealt very well with 110 students per session! She altered her presentation according to age (Prep -6) and kept students engaged. She enthusiastically participated by dressing up for the book parade and interactively used students to model for her to draw on. They really enjoyed her informative yet interactive presentation.
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Kangaroo Point - August, 2017St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Kangaroo Point - August, 2017Lucia Masciullo