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Come Out and Enjoy Art:  
A Busy Summer in Progress!

2018 Events and Programs

June 18 - 22
Center for the Creative Arts
Yorklyn, Delaware

It's summer art camp time, and I'll be teaching a series of fun classes at this great facility in Yorklyn. First up on the schedule are morning classes in Nature Art and afternoon classes exploring Art in Pieces. Both will introduce kids to cool ways to make art from a wide variety of materials, with some nature and recycling thrown in as well!

June 22

Art on the Lawn

Newark Art Alliance

Academy Lawn, Academy and Main Streets, Newark, Delaware

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Come out for an evening of art, music and relaxation at Art on the Lawn, part of the Downtown Newark Partnership's new Fabulous Fridays. Browse works by artisans at an outdoor art market at the corner of Academy and Main Streets while strolling Newark's business district. 

June 25 - 29

Center for the Creative Arts

Yorklyn, Delaware

This week's offering is a fun one: Touchy Feely Art. All about texture -- fake fur, chenille, beads, sandpaper. Explore and create with non-traditional materials.

July 1

Artisan's Fair at Center for the Creative Arts

Yorklyn Day, Yorklyn, Delaware

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Enjoy a day of art, tours and programs in the second annual event. I'll be participating as an artist demonstrating and selling work on the grounds of the Center for Creative Arts. Proceeds from this day support Delaware State Parks, the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve, and the Center for Creative Arts.

July 16 - 20

Center for the Creative Arts

Yorklyn, Delaware

This week's classes is another exploration of Art in Pieces

July 23 - 27

Center for the Creative Arts

Morning classes in Self Portraits and afternoon classes to Build a Box Fort

August 20 - 24

Center for the Creative Arts

Another session exploring Touchy Feely Art

October 9

Presentation to the 

Child Care Professionals Network

Springfield, PA

11:00 AM

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
*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!