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Children's book illustrator JoAnn Kitchel, of Mont Vernon, NH, takes the classroom on a journey into the imagination.

JoAnn enjoys warm receptions whenever she brings her drawing talents and enthusiasm for story-telling to classrooms of eager students and aspiring artists. Drawing on her experience as a former Peace Corps Volunteer and illustrator of over a dozen children's books, JoAnn has given drawing demonstrations and orchestrated hands-on classroom projects for students ranging from preschool to the 6th grade. Her school visits have taken her to New Hampshire, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and California.

JoAnn's classroom presentations last from 30 minutes to an hour and consists of the following activities:
• A brief discussion on what it's like to illustrate stories
• A drawing demonstration by the artist
• An opportunity for the students to create their own work of art

Arrangements can be made to purchase books in advance of a school visit for signing.

If you are an elementary school teacher or administrator and would like to inquire about a visit from JoAnn to your classroom, please contact her at: e-mail JoAnn