SCHOOL VISITS & FAMILY LITERACY NIGHTS!

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Inspire and motivate your students with a special visit from a professional artist and children’s book creator.

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“By far the best presenter we have had at our school.”

- Amy Rosebrook, Waterville Primary, OH


My presentations encourage PERSEVERANCE, EMPATHY, AND CREATIVE PLAY.

Kids deserve the truth, so I share actual goof-ups and do-overs to show them that pros make mistakes, too.

Nobody makes great art on the first try. So be like a pro: goof up and do over!


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IGNITING THE IMAGINATION

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“I am still hearing how much people enjoyed your presentation. You were wonderful with the students.”

- Zenda Luce, Deer Run Elementary, Indianapolis


I give a behind-the-scenes look at how books are created.

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Pencil drawing from I LOATHE YOU:

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A few of the many small color studies:

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This is how the painting looks in the book:

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The more familiar the kids are with my books before the visit, the more fun it will be for them.

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DRAWING DEMO

The kids tell me what to draw (like I’m their trained art-monkey). They give me:

  1. a character

  2. a problem the character is having.

  3. an emotion the character feels.

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The drawings stay with the school to help the kids remember the fun we had.

I always get a little help coloring the drawings.

I always get a little help coloring the drawings.

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“Out of all the visiting authors I have had the pleasure of seeing, you were by far the best.”

- Kelli Daniels, Waterville Primary School, Ohio


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  • SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES

  • FAMILY LITERACY NIGHTS


They even get a brief introduction to abstract painting.

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“A wonderful presentation. I was extremely impressed.”

- Jack Higgins, Superintendent, Ashland City Schools, OH

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“Outstanding presentation”

- Anderson University, Anderson IN

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“Thank you again for such a spectacular event for our students. 

The kids absolutely loved your presentations.” 

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Let’s get your event on the calendar today: slonimdavid@gmail.com

OPERATORS ARE STANDING BY!

OPERATORS ARE STANDING BY!


PARTIAL LIST OF SCHOOLS DAVID HAS VISTED

Deer Run Elementary, Indianapolis, IN

Bath Elementary, Lima, OH

Deshler Elementary, Deshler, OH

Ashland University, Ashland, OH 

Ohio School for the Deaf, Columbus, OH

West Side Elementary, Columbus, OH 

St. Anthony's School, Columbus, OH 

Detroit College of Art and Design, Detroit, MI

St. Mary's School, Anderson, IN

Dubois Schools, all grades K-12, Dubois, Wyoming

Anderson Public Library, Anderson, IN 

Washington Elementary School, Plymouth, IN

Jefferson Elementary, Plymouth, IN 

LaVille Elementary, Plymouth, IN 

Argos Elementary School, Argos, IN

Osborn Elementary, Ashland, OH

Edison Elementary, Ashland, OH

Taft Elementary, Ashland, OH

Montgomery Elementary, Ashland, OH

Liberty Christian School, Anderson, Indiana 

Laurel School, Laurel, IN

Mt. Carmel School, Cedar Grove, IN

Brookville Elementary School, Brookville, IN 

Washington Elementary School, Plymouth, IN

Jefferson  Elementary School, Plymouth, IN

Berg Elementary, Dickinson, North Dakota

Liberty Center Public Library, Liberty Center, OH