Book an illustrator visit for your school
In large assemblies or a single class, I love meeting with young artists and writers!
We begin with a behind-the-scenes look at an artist's studio, exploring the creative process from inspiration (often a single phrase or a doodle) to finished book.
I introduce students to the concept of visual storytelling by showing a simple series of images, which conveys a short story. Then, in another series of images I add the text, showing how pictures and words work together to expand our understanding (and enjoyment) of the narrative.
I then do a read-aloud from one of my books (projected on screen for larger groups) followed by a live drawing session (projected) and Q&A.
The typical length for an assembly is one hour (slightly less for very young audiences).
I am happy to sign books during my visit. I do not sell books, but orders can be placed directly from the publisher (at a discount) or through a local bookstore.
My rates and a brief program description can be downloaded here. Just click on the image.