All About Illustration with Charter Oak

Students learn how to balance a composition with characters from The Simples Love a Picnic.

Students learn how to balance a composition with characters from The Simples Love a Picnic.

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of visiting the first graders of Charter Oak Elementary School and talking to them about illustration.  This is one of my favorite presentations to do because I love art and illustration so much and first graders are the perfect audience for this topic.  They see illustration every day.  My talk just sheds a little more light on why certain styles are picked for certain texts, how I do picture books layouts, and we practice how to compose an illustration with some cut outs from The Simples Love a Picnic, Snow White, and nursery rhymes.  It’s a lot of fun!