"I am available for school and conference presentations"
Elementary Schools: For younger children, I place a special emphasis
on the joys and challenges of being an artist by concentrating on the
step-by-step phases of illustrating a children's picture book.
School Formats are based on a full-day visit and include classroom sessions from 30 - 90 minutes in length. Although I do present to large groups, I prefer a more intimate setting of 50-70 kids so they can have a hands-on experience.
I show sketches, drawings, original paintings and models up close, and also do a question & answer-type approach to keep them involved.
Q&A presentation with a big screen is okay for adults, but I don't want the kids to feel like they're watching a movie or TV. I want to keep it real.
I choose to keep my fee reasonable in consideration of those schools
who otherwise might not be able to afford a visit under these current
economic conditions. A good way for a school to share travel expenses
is to team up with other area schools for a several-day visit.
The Professional Fee is $500 per day, plus mileage. For locations farther from Buckingham Courthouse than 80 miles add hotel expenses.
Cris Arbo is available for book signings and conference
presentations, as well as school visits.
Contact her to schedule an event! @ (434) 969-2014
Cris Arbo presentation at Buckingham Pre-School VA.
(Photos by Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom)
Chris Brochon interviews Cris Arbo and her husband Joe Anthony
(Audio mp3 track property of WFLO)
The Dandelion Seed’s Big Dream
by Joseph Anthony (Author), illustrated by Cris Arbo: 32 pages
“Our teachers and students continued
to talk about you and your books and presentations all the next
day. They loved it!”
"They loved it! You were wonderful
to all groups. The teachers were excited and very complimentary."
"Wonderful! Everyone enjoyed the
"Your visit was a great success.
Our students enjoyed seeing your beautiful illustrations up
close and in detail, and then being able to connect them with
the sample books you provided. You showed them exactly how your
art has evolved from childhood to adulthood, from sketches and
models to finished product, in a fascinating and entertaining
way. They GOT it, and we loved it!"
"Cris Arbo presented a vibrant
and educational program for our students... I highly recommend
(her) as a presenter to elementary students."
"You are an incredible speaker.
Your love of art and illustrating shows through your excitement
"The kids loved you!"
"A great job. (The visit) was
so enjoyable and informative."
"Your talks were truly inspiring."
"You did such a great job exciting
the teachers about your book, and your behind-the-scenes discussion
about illustration was fascinating."
"The students especially appreciated
your thoughtful consideration of their many questions."
"What a treat"
* * * DAWN PUBLICATIONS offers a 40% discount to schools when Cris visits * * *