Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CBC Diversity Event

I was honored to be asked to be a part of the CBC "Speed Dating" Diversity event at Simmons on May 14th. Met a lot of good people and many good discussions began. We can only move forward!

There is a new blossom of diversity awareness recently – appearing on tumblr, and on twitter, and Grace Lin, Walter Dean Myers, Zetta Elliot and interviews here. Controversy over lack of representation at BEA, and most recently, a new article on 10 YA books adults must read only consisted of white characters.

Friday, May 02, 2014

School Visits

I love to visit schools! Unfortunately, because I work full-time, I don't get to do many of them. My favorite thing to do is visit just one or two classrooms and let kids get up close & personal with original artwork. We'll draw together, and I do a painting demonstration.
For older kids, larger groups and/or college students, I can also do a powerpoint presentation. Your school would need to have a computer, projector, and a microphone for large groups.
Feel free to email me for this fall semester to schedule your visit: ntadgell at gmail dot com.

Happy drawing!