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Fall Into Creativity:  
2018 Fall and Holiday Exhibits, Sales and Programs

Beginning Sept. 18
After-School Art Club, 3 - 5 Grade
Beginning Sept. 19
After-School Art Club, K - 2 Grade
Center for the Creative Arts
Yorklyn, Delaware

Do you know a child who loves art and wants to explore making things? Sign them up for After-School Art Camp! In this fall series, I'll introduce traditional and nontraditional art mediums, from clay and paint to foil, driftwood and seashells. We'll get our hands dirty, learn about art from around the world, and in general enjoy the creative process.

October 9

Presentation to the 

Child Care Professionals Network

Springfield, PA

11:00 AM

October 13

Harvest Arts Festival

Newark Art Alliance

Academy Lawn, Academy and Main Streets, Newark, Delaware

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Come out for an afternoon of art, music and relaxation.  Browse works by artisans at an outdoor art market at the corner of Academy and Main Streets while strolling Newark's business district. 

November 17 - 18

Annual Artisan's Show and Sale

Center for the Creative Arts

Yorklyn, Delaware

The holiday shopping season will be upon us. COme out and support a good cause -- this show features a selection of curated fine and decorative artists selling a variety of good. 

November  30

Mistletoe and Moonlight Maker's Mart

Robinson Nature Center

Columbia, Maryland

6:00 - 9:00 PM

What better way to spend an evening than browsing nature-themed art and artists at this fabulous facility just a bit south of Baltimore? Animals, native plants, and regional nature -- perfect!

November 20 - December 29

Reception: December 1

Holiday Art Market

Newark Art Alliance

Newark, Delaware

Stock up on holiday gifts at this sale of distintive works by local artists. Always a great selection of works and mediums, this sale was highlighted last years as one of the area's best in the News Journal.  Visit the Newark Art Alliance and find out for yourself!

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!