Rebecca Evans Author and Illustrator

  • About the Artist:

    REBECCA EVANS worked for nine years as an artist and designer before returning to her first love: children’s book illustration and writing. She has authored and/or illustrated more than 22 books. She lives in Maryland with her husband and four young children, shares her love of literature and art regularly at schools, teaches art at a Performing and Visual Arts school, is co-RA for her regional SCBWI, and works from her home studio whenever time permits. Rebecca’s boundless imagination enjoys free rein at www.rebeccaevans.net.

    Category:

    • Visual
    • Writers

    Type of Programs Offered

    • workshop
    • assembly
    • virtual
    • Dreams that won't let you quit!

      Description:

      My presentation focuses on perseverance by sharing my journey to become an author/illustrator. I walk students through the various steps of writing, editing and illustrating, and include them in short exercises along the way. It’s an interactive and entertaining presentation that includes behind-the-scenes photographs of both writing and illustrating allowing students to connect and feel more confident about their own work.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      Grades K-12, can be modified to fit any age

      Curriculum Connections

      Writing, revising, editing, drafting, authoring, illustrating, art, fine art, story arc, character arc, vocation, character development

      This program is offered as:

      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Illustration: Stories Without Words

      Description:

      Do you love to draw? Paint? Create characters? Tell stories with pictures? This workshop explores how to use art to tell a secondary story, the story that only an illustrator can tell. As a group, we will work with an actual picture book manuscript to look at what the words say and then use our artistic creativity to discover what could be happening in the art above and beyond the text. This workshop focuses on brainstorming, thinking outside the box, and imagination! (Recommended for grades K-12. Supplies needed: pencils, paper, and a hard surface on which to write.)

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K-12

      Curriculum Connections

      illustration, storytelling, narrative art, fine art, drawing, sketching, book design, vocational art, book illustration, writing

      This program is offered as:

      • workshop
      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Hook Me, Reel Me In, and Leave Me Wanting More!

      Description:

      During this workshop, we discuss the basic story arc, what it means, and why it’s important. We will review well-known stories to see if they use the arc. We will then apply the story arc concept by creating a basic outline. At the end of the workshop, students will have a completed outline that can be utilized in later class projects. (Recommended for grades 2-12. Supplies needed: pencils, paper, and a hard surface on which to write.)

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Writing, editing, books, literature, authors, story arc, revising, drafting

      This program is offered as:

      • workshop
      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Booking Details

      Travel requirements or restrictions:

      I live in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, near Annapolis. I am able to do a day trip if your school is within 2-hours’ drive time.

      Further than 2 hours, I’ll need overnight accommodations and a minimum booking of two days. This can be two different schools in the same area or two days’ worth of visits in the same school.

      I do out-of-state author visits with a two-day minimum. In addition to my daily fee the cost includes airfare from Baltimore Washington airport (BWI) and lodgings. I’ll also need local transportation. I’ll feed myself but I love having dinner with teachers and librarians!

      Additional Notes:

      Please visit my website for additional details: https://www.rebeccaevans.net/school-visits/

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  • Name or Art Agency:
    Rebecca Evans
    Email:
    [email protected]
    Phone:
    (443) 618-7764
    State / County:
    Maryland, Anne Arundel County

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