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Hello folks. My name is Cynthia Jabar. Last school year 2018-2019, I had the honor of teaching K-6 after school art in the Bronx. It changed my life. I encouraged my kids to claim their inner artist by exploring creative/design thinking.
Eventually, when taking attendance, they answered: “I’m an Artist.” JOY! Thank you, gracias for your creativity! We did so much with so little. No computers or fancy STEM tools, just curiosity + creativity. Imagine what we can do with new tools. Tiny steps. We’ll get there. I created MAKE, DOODLE, REUSE STUDIO to share what I learned, design early literacy + STEAM activities & create community.
I’ve been a picture book artist, author & occasional editor for the past 25 years. I also license characters for children’s products.
Picture Books Candlewick Press, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Harper Collins Publishers, Houghton Mifflin & Company, Little Brown & Company, Walker Books London, Scholastic
Picture Book Reviews “deep emotional resonance” - Publishers Weekly
“positive girl powered attitude” - School Library Journal
Licensing Pattern + Character Design Perigee, Blue Apple Books, Galison, Peaceable Kingdom Press/Mindware, Target & Old Navy
Studio Work Early Literacy & STEAM Activity Designer K-6, Picture Book Illustration, Licensing Pattern & Character Design toward a GREENER planet please & thank you, Product/Content Development for Good, Book Reviews, Cookie Eating Catalyst
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