I have just agreed to teach at a new summer graduate program at Hollins University, in Roanoke, Virginia: The Certificate in Children's Book Illustration (http://www.hollins.edu/grad/childlit/childlit.htm). I am deeply honored to be joining faculty members Ruth Sanderson---and here's a piece of her art:
Ashley Wolff---and here's a piece of her art:
and Barney Saltzberg---with a piece of his art:
Although I've made many presentations, given many mini-workshops and programs, and mentored young artists and authors over the years, teaching this full-semester course---Picture Book Design---will be a new experience for me. At the same time, much of it will be familiar and beloved ground, as the design of picture books is something that I of course have been practising for more than 50 years.
Hollins University is already host and home to outstanding MFA and MA programs in creative writing and literature, so I am doubly honored to be joining this program. I'll be posting more about the program as time goes on---but for now, I 'm simply savoring the good news!