Thanks so much for your interest in having me present at your school! I love sharing my picture book-making process and getting students excited about writing and illustration.
My goal is to inspire creativity, growth mindset and a love of reading and storytelling. My experiences in hand-drawn animation as well as teaching at the Museum of Science’s Overnight program lend a unique perspective and approach.
My visits are full of behind-the-scenes images, detailing my process of writing & illustration. I talk about my connections to animation and how I gather ideas, draft stories, sketch, revise, and create final art. There’s time for Q&A, and often we can fit in a sneak peek into future projects or a quick drawing demo. However, if you have a specific part of the process where you would like some extra emphasis, please let me know!
Each presentation can run from 30 – 60 minutes, depending on your needs, and can be tailored for separate grades K-2 or 3-5.
For the 2018-2019 school year, the fee for a full day (up to four presentations) will be $800 for schools within 50 miles of Wakefield, Massachusetts. For schools outside of that area, the fee will be $1,000/day, plus travel costs.
Feel free to email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your school visit goals.
Thanks again – I can’t wait to meet you & your students!
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