Elementary School Visits (Approx. 30-45 minutes)
(Ideal for K-grade 2)

My goal is to inspire their creativity and show them the possibilities of working as an author/ illustrator. This includes the many types of illustrations that I do, including various forms of books and beyond. I also speak about storytelling in art, character design, and my process. This visit include:

  • Reading of my book
  • A look at first drafts and book dummies
  • Discussion of combining text and art in picture books
  • My process from sketches to the printed book
  •  A lively collaborative drawing game to jumpstart creativity and imagination
  • Q & As/ Book Signing

I prefer a smaller group size (around 50 students +/-), and 3 presentations max per day. Each presentation is about 30 minutes plus 10 minutes for Q&A/drawing, which works well for this age group. I do a drawing demo, plus a collaborative drawing game where we develop our own personalized illustration as a group.