Author Visits–Details and Fees

Description of Interactive Workshops for Primary Students

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Workshop A:  JK/SK Workshop based on the book titled, “We Are Colourful Friends”  (approx. 60 min.)

The Author/Illustrator of We Are Colourful Friends loves to share her book with children.  Click here to view YouTube video created by Sally, a 5 year old child that describes the Author/Illustrator’s visit as, “The best day ever!”

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1.  Author/Illustrator reads the book using hand-held puppets

2.  Children read and out the pages of We Are Colourful Friends 

3.  Together the children create a collage for the class or they can make paper puppets individually.

4.  Special guest appearance by one of the characters in the book eg. Ruby–a six foot tall sculpture of a red flamingo based on one of the characters in the book

***  Follow-up activity–Colouring sheets available.

Fee:  $125.00* per class+ travel fee if 50 km or more (one way).  Please note, workshops are presented to one class at a time.

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Workshop B:  JK/SK Workshop based on the book titled, “Our Colourful Cookies” (approx. 60 min.)

1.  Author/Illustrator to read book

2.  Children to re-tell story using 3-D props

3.  Children to create (paper) cookies 

4.  Children to practice addition using foam cookies

5.  Class picture with the cookies

***   Follow-up Activity–Math & Literacy JK/SK worksheets available

Fee:  $125.00* per class + travel fee if 50 km or more (one way).  Please note, workshops are presented to one class at a time.

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Workshop C:  Grade 1 Workshop based on the book titled, “Our Colourful Cookies” (approx. 60 min.)

1.  Author/Illustrator to read book

2.  Children to read story using 3-D props

3.  Children to practice adding using foam cookies (supplied)

4.  Special guest appearance by one of the characters from the book, “We Are Colourful Friends”

5.  Class picture with cookies

***   Follow-up Activity–Math & Literacy Grade 1 worksheets available

Fee:  $125.00* per class + travel fee if 50 km or more (one way).  Please note, workshops are presented to one class at a time.

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Workshop D:  Grade 2 – 3 Author to focus on the process of creating of e-books based on the e-book titled, “Our Colourful Cookies” (approx. 90 min.).

1.  Author/Illustrator discusses the process of creating a print book versus an e-book

2.  Children are exposed to original artwork, electronic artwork, print proofs (drafts), press proofs, electronic proofs, final products, etc.

3.  Students complete worksheets which are then assembled into a class book.  

4.  Special guest appearance by one of the characters from the book, “We Are Colourful Friends”

Fee:  $125.00* per class + travel fee if 50 km or more (one way).  Please note, workshops are presented to one class at a time.

Workshop E:   Grade 2 – 3.  Based on the e-book titled, “The Garden of Love” (approx. 90 min.).

1.  Author/Illustrator to read e-book.

2.  Author/Illustrator to review her process in creating her text and illustrations.

3.  Writing exercise for students.

Fee:  $125.00* per class + travel fee if 50 km or more (one way).  Please note, workshops are presented to one class at a time.

Workshop F:  Grade 2 – 3.  Create an e-book workshop series.   (Eight one hour sessions.)

1.  Author/Illustrator discusses the process of creating a print book versus an e-book

2.  Children are exposed to original artwork, electronic artwork, print proofs (drafts), press proofs, electronic proofs, final products, etc.

3.  In small groups students will create a book 

4.  The author/illustrator will share artwork eg. sculptures/mosaics inspired by the characters in the book

5.  Students will create artwork inspired by the characters in their books

6.  Books will be published as e-books  (for internal use only) and read to the kindergarten students by the authors/illustrators

  • Copies of e-books included on USB for classroom teacher.
  • If print copies are requested there will be an extra charge.  Price per book is dependent upon the number of pages, number of copies, type of paper, etc.

Fee:  $125.00* per class per one hour session + travel fee if 50 km or more (one way).  Please note, workshops are presented to one class at a time.

NEW:  Bringing Books to Life (Traveling Art Show)

Traveling art exhibit–collection of eleven mosaics/sculptures inspired by the characters in the popular children’s books titled, “We Are Colourful Friends” and “Our Colourful Cookies”.   At workstations, visitors can manipulate materials used to create sculptures.  Author/Illustrator/Artist on site to answer questions.  Focus of event:  literacy & numeracy including related worksheets.  

Tour Fee:  $699.00 (up to 5 hours) + travel fee if 50 km or more (one way)

For additional information and/or to arrange a book presentation simply click here and complete our confidential form

* Suitable for Parent Reaching Out Grant (PRO Grant)

** Fee schedule subject to change without notice.  Workshop and Tour fees include travel within the GTA.  Additional fees may apply for travel outside of the GTA.

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