I posted a couple weeks ago that I will be teaching two classes this Fall at the Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood, Ohio. One class will be for kids, ages 8-12, teaching them the art of cut paper illustration. And the other will be for teens-adult on how to create a picture book. I was so excited to interview with the Beck and get the chance to teach with them this Fall, and I still am, however, the closer September gets the more I feel like the picture book First Day Jitters. In the book the reader thinks it is the child who is nervous about their first day of school, but in the end they find out it is the teacher…which is exactly how I feel.
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I will be teaching two classes at the Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood, Ohio this Fall. Below are the class descriptions and the link to register. I am so very excited about teaching this Fall!! I hope to see you there! Please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thanks!
Cut Paper Illustration (Ages 8 -12)
Using found paper, handmade paper, and mixed media, students will learn to create cut paper illustrations. This course will focus on the use of shape, line, texture, and pattern. Students will be encouraged to collect found paper, such as old tickets, grocery lists, recycled paper, graph paper, book pages, wrapping paper, crossword puzzles, and so forth and bring them to class to work with in creating their illustrations. Thursday: 4:30 to 5:30 pm; 8 Weeks; 9/15 – 11/3; Tuition: $130; Supply list available at Customer Service.
Create Your Own Picture Book: Part 1 (16-Adult)
This course teaches students how to begin creating their own picture book. Students will be required to bring in a short text, either their own creation, or a classic story to illustrate. This course will begin with preliminary drawings and lead up to the completion of finished sketches in a book dummy format. Thursday: 7:00 to 9:00pm; 8 Weeks; 9/14 – 11/2; Tuition: $149. Materials include: 9”x12” pad of sketch paper, pencils, eraser and ruler.
I just found out that Pelly and Mr. Harrison Visit the Moon was listed in Cesar’s Way, a magazine for dog owners/lovers, as one of the best dog books for young readers! Check it out:
So I pretty much have the coolest mom in the world for many reasons, but one of them being that she tattoos my picture book characters on her back! The newest edition was this weekend with Blue and Egg….