"spirited & inventive" - Publishers Weekly
STORY MAKING WITH KIDS IN SCHOOLS & IN MY STUDIO HAS BEEN A LIFE LONG PASSION OF MINE
Because encouragement from a few wonderful teachers made my life so much richer as a child. I was a super shy kid & drawing & making stories helped me cope & make sense of things I didn't understand. It was always a safe place to hang out & imagine the world I wanted. It gave me hope, built my creative confidence & resilience. If I can pass on the life affirming skill of story making to just one kid - then awesome! It will make me super happy.
Kids who not only consume readymade stories but create their own nurture their ability to imagine new possibilities & solve problems. By creating a new story they can create a new world.
Awesome, I want to pass on what my teachers gave me.
HERE'S SOME OF MY PREVIOUS STORY MAKING WORKSHOPS. I LOVE CREATING COLLABORATIVE BOOKS - just like I did in fourth grade.
Reading With Kids Literacy Initiative, New York Cares, New York City
Story Making With Kids Using Digital Tools, The Brooklyn Public Library, Inanimate Alice & Mozilla, Brooklyn, NY
Born To Read Literacy Initiative, Maine Humanities Council, Portland, Maine
Raising Readers Literacy Initiative, The Libra Foundation & Candlewick Press
Zine Making With Kids, Hinge Gallery, Portland, Maine
Book Making With Kids to accompany the exihibit, Coliding Rhythms, The Art of Picture Books, Hinge Gallery, Portland, Maine
How To Make A Picture Book, Josiah Quincy Elementary School (+ other fun schools in & around Boston), South Boston, MA
Art Making With Kids, Sommerville homeless shelter, Sommerville, MA
Community Book Making, Project Hope, homeless shelter, Dorchester, MA
Community Book Making to accompany the exhibit, "I Can Do It!", Fuller Art Museum, Brockton, MA