WHAT’S A VISIT LIKE?
What is a visit from Ryan T. Higgins like? Visits consist of Ryan sharing his creative process as an author/illustrator. He, of course, reads his book(s). He then engages the children with a collaborative, on-the-spot, example of his illustration methods.
Ryan starts off his presentation by reading one of his books on a big screen using an LCD projector hooked up to his laptop. Then, he engages the students in a conversation about his work. He emphasizes that he was once just a regular kid who liked to draw and write. Now, after lots of hard work, he’s just a big kid who gets to draw and write for a job!
He talks about the writing process and then caps the show off with a digital drawing. He uses his digital drawing tablet, takes suggestions from his audience, and mixes up whatever animals the kids want into a whole new creature. The kids have to name the creature and come up with a little story about it.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Ryan’s visits are geared towards pre-k through 4th grade students. His visits can last all day and are generally split up into 45-minute sessions, with 15-minute breaks, to cover the different grade levels/classes.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
1 presentation: $500.
2 presentations: $1,000.
3 presentations: $1,400.
4 presentations: $1,700.
(plus $50 per total hour of driving time)
WHAT IF YOUR SCHOOL IS FAR, FAR AWAY?
If you live rather far away from Southern Maine, DON’T PANIC! Ryan would still love to come visit you, but you might be asked to pay for airfare, lodging, and (perhaps) coordinate with other schools in your district or area to get Ryan in for visits with them as well. The farther from home Ryan goes, the more schools he likes to visit.
Whether you live near or far, you can contact Ryan below to find out more!
Please share a little about who you are, where you are, when you’re available, and any other important information and Ryan will get back you as soon as he can.