Get ready for an engaging presentation that will take the students on the fascinating journey of making a book
Watch a story as it starts as an idea in Kenneth's head and, with a lot of hard work, slowly becomes a book. Along the way students will learn about writing a first draft, sketching, editing, revising, creating the artwork and the value of perseverance. An optional component can follow which demonstrates the concepts of perspective and color and explains how students can use them to enhance their own art. Kenneth uses lots of slides, props, and questions for students in his energetic and engaging presentation.
Presentations last for 30 - 45 minutes, depending on the ages of students. These include a book reading and time for Q&A at the end.
Kenneth is comfortable speaking to groups large and small. The school provides a projector and screen and a microphone when necessary.
Interested in a virtual visit? They can be a 10 minute chat or a full presentation.
For more information on a school visit with Kenneth, click here to download the School Visit Information Sheet and contact him for more information.
Conferences and Book Festivals
For a general all-ages audience Kenneth's talk will include a book reading, an explanation of the process of making a book and some examples of art materials as well as finished illustrations. If time permits, he can also highlight a specific topic, such as the inspiration or meaning behind a certain book, his journey to becoming an author and illustrator, the importance of books and art in children's lives.
For groups with a more focused topic, Kenneth tailors his talk to their specific interest, such as making picture books, the creative process, traditional illustration, etc..
Contact him for more information.