Isabel enjoys engaging with readers and creators of all ages. She has experience teaching students in kindergarten, University level as well as professionals. Her lectures/workshops/readings are all tailored to the needs of her audience.
Elementary & Middle School
When presenting to children K-5 in small groups, Isabel talks about the Philippines and her journey from a young drawer to professional illustrator, and then an author/illustrator. She discusses sources of inspiration, the process of creating, the value of perseverance, making mistakes and her own struggles with perfectionism. She then holds an interactive drawing demonstration, or lead the class in an art-making activity. Limited to 60 students per presentation (ideal groups 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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