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 Recent TALKS & CLASSES

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A lifelong learner and picture book enthusiast, I'm passionate about sharing knowledge and inspiring creativity. Whether it's presenting to librarians or teaching children how to create their own picture books, my goal is to empower others through the magic of storytelling.

 

The following two lists highlight some of the events where I have had the opportunity to teach or speak. It is always a privilege to connect with like-minded individuals who are eager to learn and grow in their respective fields.

Recent Teaching Experience

  • Landscape Atmospheric Perspective for Beginners
    – Early Childhood (Worthington Park Library, Worthington, Ohio), June 28, 2023

  • Landscape Atmospheric Perspective for Intermediates
    – Teens (Delaware County Liberty Library, Delaware, Ohio), June 15, 2023

  • Landscape Atmospheric Perspective for Intermediates
    – Teens (Delaware County District Library, Delaware, Ohio), June 8, 2023

  • Pet Portrait Class
    – Teens (Delaware County District Library, Ostrander, Ohio), February 23, 2023

  • Introduction to Pointillism
    – Early Childhood (Bexley Public Library, Bexley, Ohio), February 20, 2023

  • Pastel Still Life Introduction
    – Early Childhood-12th Grade (Delaware County District Library, Lewis Center, Ohio), January 12, 2023

  • Introduction to Pointillism
    – Early Childhood (Buckeye Valley East Elementary School, Ashley, Ohio), December 15, 2022

  • Pen and Tell It!: Creating a Picture Book Workshop
    – Early Childhood (Thurber House, Columbus, Ohio), November 20, 2022

  • Creating a Picture Book Dummy
    – Early Childhood (Thurber House, Columbus, Ohio), July 15, 2022, July 22, 2022, July 29, 2022, August 4, 2022

  • Pastel Pet Portrait Class
    – Early Childhood-12th grade (Delaware County District Library, Delaware, Ohio), June 23, 2022

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Are you Missing Out on a Hidden Gem? How Small Press Books Are Lost in the Vast Ocean of Literature for the Mazza Conference (Mazza Museum, Findlay, Ohio) July 17, 2023

  • Sparking Creativity: Experiences Inspired by Children’s Literature for educators at the Action for Children Super Saturday Professional Development Day (The Childhood League Center, Columbus, Ohio), June 24, 2023

  • 3 Facts and 1 Lie About Independently Publishing for Central and Southern Ohio SCBWI Chapter (virtual), March 23, 2022

  • 3 Facts and 1 Lie About Independently Publishing for Wisconsin SCBWI Chapter (virtual), July 16, 2022

  • The Myths and Truths of Independent Publishing: Sorting Out Facts from Fiction with Florenza Lee at the SCBWI Northern Ohio Conference (Warrensville Heights, Ohio), September 17, 2022

  • Illustration and Fine Art for Delaware Artist’s Guild (virtual), October 2021

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