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Programs and Fees

Local Fees*

2 sessions $400.00
3 sessions $500.00
4 sessions $600.00
5 sessions $700.00

15 % OF TOTAL BOOK SALES GOES BACK TO THE SCHOOL, OFFSETTING FEE AND CAN POTENTIALLY LEAVE SCHOOL WITH PROFIT.

Each session is about an hour long and can work effectively for up to 100 children seated on the floor or carpet.

Program is tailored according to the age group. (For example, it’s not optimum to mix kindergarten with 5th grade.)

If school elects to do so, sessions can end with personalized book signings for those who ordered books. School creates order forms with the info Laura provides. It is recommended that the kids take their order forms home at least 2 weeks before the program, so they can bring in their orders about a week prior to the visit. This way school can contact Laura with some notice and a ballpark number of books she will need to bring.

MATERIALS THAT THE KIDS NEED TO BRING

2 pieces of 8.5 x 11 paper with the sketch starters that Laura has sent to the school.

Pencil (good idea to bring 2, in case one breaks)

Clipboard or book to support their works in progress!

*Fees will vary depending on area and travel expenses.

Questions? Click the “Contact Us” button in menu above. Or call Laura. Gallery 949.276.7597. Cell 415.310.9605

Testimonials for Laura’s School Programs

“Laura’s visit to Graystone Elementary School was truly a highlight of the year. She was able to engage

students and teachers in an interactive art lesson while explaining the process of creating a book. We all

walked out of the room carrying our own drawings of teddy bears and puppies – even those of us who were

certain we could not draw! Our school community thoroughly enjoyed her visit and is anxious for her to

return and share her talent.

Michele Taylor

Library Events Consultant, Graystone Elementary School, San Jose, CA

“Laura has visited our school several times during the past decade. Each time she comes, the children talk

about her visit for months. Her technique is so special that all children feel successful. Our teachers vie for

the original drawings she leaves behind. It is our loss and California’s gain that Laura has left Atlanta for a new adventure.”

Barbara Berryman

Media specialist, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA

“Laura’s visit was a gift our school gave to our students; a gift of literacy and art skillfully woven together”

P. Tim Martindell

Language arts chair, Charles Drew Academy, Houston, TX

“Laura’s visit to our school was the literary highlight of our cultural events program. The students were

mesmerized for close to an hour by her lively engaging presentation of how she writes and illustrates her

books. This included a hands-on drawing session led by Laura. How proud the children were of the McHorn

McHorn masterpieces they drew!”

Katy Johnson

Cultural Events Coordinator, Parent Volunteer, Shawsheen School, Andover, MA

“Laura Seeley captivated our students’ attention and interest as she shared her writing process and

drawing techniques. She is a gifted speaker, artist and storyteller. She inspired every child to be a writer

and illustrator during our Young Authors’ Fair Week.”

Jeanne Casella,

Principal, Mary Silveira Elementary School, San Rafael, CA

“Laura was wonderful. Our children were thoroughly engaged learning about how books are made and they

loved drawing McSpot, her Dalmatian character. Our teachers appreciated her emphasis on writing and

editing. She was a great resource…entertaining and informative.”

Jackie Kinney

Media specialist, Simonton Elementary School, Lawrenceville, GA

“Meeting Laura was the highlight of the year. The students were very enriched by her presentation. It helped

them to better understand the process of writing and illustrating books. Having seen and read her books, the

children were motivated to create books of their own. Drawing with her made every student feel successful.”


Beth Russell

Art teacher, George Walton Academy, Atlanta, GA

“We have had Laura at our three libraries several times and would like to have her several times more. She

is that good! Her approach at getting kids excited could not be better. If you bring Laura to your school or

library, get ready for comments that hers was the best program you have ever had.”

Tom Bush

Children’s Librarian, Southwest Georgia Regional Library System

“Laura’s creativity, wit and love of expanding children’s imaginations shines through each page of her books.

She has made a lasting impression every year with our students.”

Nancy Walsh,

Art specialist, Lake Windward Elementary School, Alpharetta, GA

“Students and teachers love Laura’s programs! The students are actively engaged and leave with a clearer

understanding of the process of writing and illustrating a book. Teachers ask her to come back year after year!”

Marilyn Platz

Media specialist, Lake Windward Elementary School, Alpharetta, GA