Grant School visit

Last month I was invited to tag along a few hours with local artists Debra Zemke and Katy Ottinger to offer some artistic help to some fourth graders at Grant Elementary School. The kids were putting together books based on things they had written, and some of them needed help with their illustrations. It was awesome seeing their stories in progress, and helping them with some drawing tips. I can’t wait to see their final books!

Mr. Moon

This is a drawing I’ve done featuring Mr. Moon, the mascot of our local new year celebration called First Night Columbia. This year, local artist Dennis Murphy (the creator of Mr. Moon), asked some grade school kids to draw up some hat designs for Mr. Moon’s head. The designs were only on display for last night’s celebration, but I am one of several local artists who is writing up some feedback to give the kids at a later date. I thought I’d draw this image to go with my write up. Check out the Columbia Tribune story for more about the project.