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Visit To Coorparoo By Lance Balchin-Author/Illustrator

​Author Visit
On Wednesday 12th September Lance Balchin was our special visitor for the Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 students as a culminating event for our Book Week activities.
Lance studied photography at the University of Tasmania and went on to complete a Masters of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. He is the author of Mechanica. Book of the Week: Mechanica by Lance Balchin. September 12, 2016.
Mechanica by Lance Balchin is quite a unique book. The subtitle is 'A Beginner's Field Guide,' and it has an intriguing story, information on new kinds of technology, amazing  illustrations and an important warning about protecting the planet.
The illustrations featured in the Mechanica series of books are created, layer by layer, in Adobe Photoshop.  Lance  photographs  machinery and other real world objects. Each image takes up to 70 hours to create and consists of thousands of individual layers.
Students were intrigued by the Power Point presentation of illustrations shared by Lance. His Photoshop illustrations were an excellent introduction to  the new technologies beginning in our school.