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End of 2017 - 2018 Events:

Can't believe it's almost 2018. Here's what's new for the end of this year and the beginning of the next:

Now through December 30
Newark Arts Alliance
Newark, Delaware
Holiday Art Market
Stop by and see my work, along with the work of several other artists, and pick up a gift or two! Open from 12 - 4 every day but Monday, with extended hours until 7 on Friday and Saturday.

January 3
Found Art Fun
Workshop at Delaware Children's Museum
Wilmington, Delaware
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Learn how to create art from everyday and found objects like beach glass, pebbles, driftwood and other castoffs. 

January 6
Built It in Color!
Workshop at Delaware Children's Museum
Wilmington, Delaware
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how to create fanciful and colorful houses and other buildings using vivid colored papers

Stay tuned for more information about where I'll be in 2018. And remember to go outside and play (when the weather permits, that is)!

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
*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!