In college I studied illustration and graduated thinking I would write and illustrate picture books and then eventually steer a course toward education. So far, it’s turned out that I took a big dive into education and then figured out how to swim. Maybe someday I’ll circle back around to making books, in the meantime I get to figure out how to use great picture book art in teaching. Someday if I step back into the book-making world I’m going to need a refresher. And this leads me to the ultimate purpose of this share…
Remember when I told you about some educators’ workshops I did for the Highlights Foundation at their fantastic barn back in May? This coming Labor Day weekend they’re hosting an Advanced Illustrators Workshop featuring amazing faculty: Eric Rohmann, Floyd Cooper, Kelly Ann Murphy, and Ruth Sanderson with other special guests.
I’m secretly wishing I could go – my experience at The Barn was so amazing, I know that I would leave both refreshed and fired up with new skills and ideas.
If you’ve heard about this workshop and are on the fence about signing up, get off! Do it!
If you’re friends with a children’s illustrator, encourage them to investigate! Send them this link!
See more pictures from the Advanced Illustrators workshop here.