I always try to engage students. Laughing is essential!

I always try to engage students. Laughing is essential!



Creating Characters is a subject that I have been teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design for the past ten years and it is now a workshop that I bring to schools!. Workshops can be combined with a school visit or scheduled by themselves. Ask me how we can fit a workshop into your visit! 

Presentations are 50 minutes long with time included for questions.

Workshops run approximately 75 minutes.

Designed to Inspire children of all ages to read write and draw

I love to visit schools and libraries where I read my books and share my creative process. While I am inspiring my audience, they are inspiring me! And okay, it's true, sometimes I even test new ideas!

During a visit, I outline the steps of making a picture book from start to finish – from thumbnail sketches, to dummy books, to finished paintings. Writing stories and creating illustrations can be a lot of fun, but by the time I have finished a presentation, my audience understands that it is work too.