StoryCraft - Lost and Found - Illustration workshop with Renee Treml

Join local picture book author and illustrator, Renee Treml as she works with younger children to create some fun illustrations of Baarack the Lost Sheep's journey.

Renee gets hands on with participants in this fun workshop, developing drawing, painting and collage skills. Finished pieces will be displayed in the Gallery with Baarack’s fleece.

Who is Baarack the Lost Sheep?

 Earlier this year, a rogue merino sheep made headlines when he was found roaming bushland in Victoria in desperate need of sheering. Affectionately named Baarack, he was shorn of his 35kg fleece to save his life and went on to worldwide fame.

Baarack, was once own and had somehow escaped from his farm. Merino sheep don't shed their fleece and need to be shorn at least once a year as their fleece continues to grow. While Baarack's fleece was impressive in size, it's still several kilograms off the world record of 41.1 kilograms.

Baarack the Lost Sheep's fleece will be on display at the Museum from 12 June 2021.

About Renee Treml

Renee Treml is the author and illustrator of several successful picture books for very young readers, including Once I Heard a Little Wombat and Ten Little Owls.

She is also the creator of the highly engaging and funny junior fiction graphic novel series featuring the intrepid Sherlock Bones.

Renee has a degree in environmental science and a passionate love of natural history.

Your ticket includes entry to the museum for one accompanying adult. The accompanying adult is required to stay at the Museum for the duration of the activity. Suitable for children aged 6-10 years.


01 July 2021, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM


  • National Wool Museum 26-32 Moorabool Street, Geelong 3220


  • Child: $15.00 includes ticket for accompanying adult.


  • Change room facilities
  • Children's activities
  • First Aid available
  • Seating/viewing areas
  • Toilets available
  • Undercover areas
  • Wheelchair accessible


National Wool Museum

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Phone: 03 5272 4701

Associated organisation: National Wool Museum



Page last updated: Thursday, 13 May 2021