School Visit Art!

Like most authors and illustrators I know, I regularly do school visits. School visits are a great opportunity to have children see my work and for me to get a sense how my work is seen by them. Here are a few thank you notes sent to me from children at PS 321 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, a school that I have regularly visited for more than 15 years. These drawings really give a sense of what aspects of my presentation captured their imaginations.

child's drawing of author visit
First grader draws Nina Crews presenting her children’s books.

I love the details in this drawing of my visit. I gave a power point presentation and my art is pictured on the screen. I am standing on the left and the parent who manned the projector is on the right. My presentation was held in the school lobby – the figure in blue is the security guard and the door is the entrance to the school.

 

 

 

child's drawing beanstalk
First Grader draws Jack and the Beanstalk

I love this vine! I use a page from my retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk to show my illustration techniques. The big vine made a big impression on a few children. Note the two shades of green and the type in the leaves.

Jack and the Beanstalk, ©2011Nina Crews
Jack and the Beanstalk, ©2011Nina Crews

 

 

 

 

 

 

child's drawing of Below
First grader draws Below

 

I really like the point of view in this drawing inspired by my book Below. We see Jack, Guy and perhaps the dragon or a horse under the stairs.

Thank you, PS 321!

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