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
"Isabel was fun, interactive and engaging with our 3rd graders, and held their undivided attention for 30 minutes, which is no easy feat! Her presentation was a great combination of her material, her process and teaching the kids how to draw like she does. We loved having her and can't wait to have her back!" 
Jesseca Salky, parent Westorchard Elementary School

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