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Art and Quarantine

Usually I have an ongoing schedule of classes, events, and shows that vary by season.  But in this unusual spring of a pandemic, most of my art-making goes on safely at home.  I'm busy creating images and staying active with works in acrylic gouache, air-dry clay, and colored pencil. 

You can see what I'm up to by following my business Facebook page, CreativeAnimal in DE. Follow the link here:

In the social media age, I'm also on Pinterest and Instagram, where I sometimes post recent works and works in progress. You can connect to those sites by following these links.

I also can conduct virtual classes and lessons via Zoom and Facebook Live. If you have an interest in a program, simply let me know!

In the meantime, stay safe and stay healthy.

Stay tuned for more information and new creature creations...
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Ask about my hands-on programs. 

I bring engaging presentations, book readings, art sessions and interactive programs to your class, club or event. All programs are based on my books and artwork and augmented with original photographs, natural history objects and original art. 

  • Author reading with Q & A
  • Classroom art activity and read-aloud
  • Hands-on art and nature programs with touchable objects
  • "Make A Book" projects
  • Special commission projects and limited edition publications for your group or classroom.
For art projects, I supply all materials.

Program prices start at $35 for author reading and $50 for art projects (including materials and up to the first 25 children). I can customize according to your curriculum and student interest.

Recent program and workshop partners have included:

*City of Wilmington and The Grand, Summer Arts in the Park Program
*Delaware Children's Museum
*Garfield Park Community Recreation Center, New Castle County
*Alapocas Run State Park, Delaware State Parks
*Brandywine Springs Elementary School, entire kindergarten and fifth grade classes

Just give me a call or email for more information!
Images from Arts in the Estuary, St. Jones Reserve, Dover, Delaware.  Program sponsored by DNREC in celebration of National Estuaries Day.
Inspiring Interest in Art and Nature
Following a presentation to a 5th grade class at Brandywine Springs Elementary School this past spring, I received a wonderful group of thank you notes. All were spectacularly illustrated with pictures of animals and ecosystems (which had been part of my program's theme). You never know what impact you may have on others and I thank these kids for their interest!