All sessions conducted over Zoom or Google Hangout! Signed & Personalized Books Available*! Single Visit Sessions or Multi-Session Days!
welcome to my studio!
In this casual Q&A, Matt will show his studio and answer questions about the life of an author/illustrator! (grades 1-8, 30-45 min. $250)
Doodles & dreams
How are Picture Books made? Matt will show you his process for illustrating books, from sketches to final art! Plus, a drawing demo and professional tips for your drawing! (grades 1-2, 30-45 min. $250)
matt phelan: who, what, & why
In this overview session, Matt will share his work in picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels, and give you insight into both his process and his ideas about art and storytelling. (grades 3-8, 45-60 min. $500)
Graphic novels: pictures, words, & panels
Matt will share his process for writing and illustrating his award-winning graphic novels! Choose either a general presentation that touches on all four of his graphic novels, or take a deep dive into one title such as The Storm in the Barn! (grades 3-8, 45-60 min. $500)
The Author Side
In this session, Matt focuses on the author side of his author/illustrator title. He shares writing lessons that he learned from his own books, including finding the story in history, combining different interests to create something new, and the importance of connecting with your characters and theme. (grades 3-8, 45-60 min. $500)
Single session fees are as listed above.
Book two sessions in one day and receive a 10% discount.
a FULL-DAY VISIT option includes 3 sessions of your choice, PLUS an addition 30-minute Q&A session for a small group. FULL-DAY VISIT FEE: $1200