Isabel enjoys engaging with readers and creators of all ages. She has experience teaching students K-5, University level, as well as professionals. Her lectures/workshops/readings are all tailored to the needs of her audience.
Elementary School
When presenting to children K-1, Isabel reads a picture book, talks about how it was made and leads a drawing exercise. When presenting to grades 2-5 she discusses sources of inspiration, the book-making process, the value of perseverance, making mistakes and her own struggles with perfectionism. She then leads the class in a generative art-making/writing activity. Limited to 120 students per presentation (though ideal group size is 40).
University Level and Professionals
When presenting to beginners, soon-to be published illustrators and/or mid-career creators, Isabel discusses her creative journey from book collector to creator, her book-making process, and gives advice on how to survive (and thrive) as a creative professional. If there is time, she leads the class in a generative art making activity.
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“Isabel is a great mentor and an excellent speaker. She is very knowledgeable and has great energy. Always very kind and willing to share honest and in-depth advice. She helped me find the heart of my PB story and gave me great ideas for pursuing it. I can’t be more thankful.” 
Roxsy Lin, Mentee for 2022 Highlights Summer Picture Book Camp

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