About School Visits
Arizona author & illustrator, Joey Welsh, is available for school visits. With over 13 years of experience as a full-time artist and author of three children's books, Joey brings a unique perspective to his talks. His presentation explores the fundamental power of words, colors and pictures. Through step-by-step examples, Joey demonstrates how he writes a story, how he constructs his illustration, how he extracts humor from his characters, while also exemplifying the value of hard work. His presentation is anchored with an engaging slideshow, accentuated with personal anecdotes. His goal is to give the children an inspiring but practical experience.
• K-1: Shorter sessions (about 30 min.) Joey will read one of his stories, share some art and talk about the power of color.
• 2-4: This age group is the intended audience for his books and presentation material. 45 mins + 5-10 min Q&A.
• 5-6: The older group learns about art/writing as a career and will learn tools for their craft. 45 mins + 5-10 min Q&A.
Books for Sale
All three of Joey's books are available for sale at a discounted price to the schools he visits. Each book will be personally signed for the student and include a matching book mark. Sale forms will be provided to the school and due one week before the visit. If a book signing is desired, Joey can meet with the student’s and personally sign the books during the visit. Several copies will also be donated to the school library.
If you are a librarian and interested in a sample pack, please contact Joey here for more details.