Presentations for conferences, schools, and organizations on the following topics:

Writing & Illustrating Children's Books

Kristen Balouch talks and shows images about her inspiration, philosophy and creating books.

 

My Favorite Things and Sources of Inspiration 

 

The Children’s Book—Dissecting Visual Narratives

 

The Business of Illustration

 

 

Workshops for Children:

Weaving

with Author & Illustrator Kristen Balouch

Culture and family come together to weave a family history.

 

Who Loves a Pom-pom

Explore color and pattern in different combinations while making Pom-poms with Author  and Illustrator Kristen Balouch.

 

Puppet Making

with Author and Illustrator Kristen Balouch. 

Kristen Balouch talks about creating characters for her book IF YOU ARE THE DREAMER  in this hands-on workshop while participants create their own articulated puppet. 

 

Map Making

with Author and Illustrator Kristen Balouch. 

What is a map? This broad view of a map can lead to surprising quirky creations in this hands-on workshop.

Persian Tea Party

with Author and Illustrator Kristen Balouch. 

 THE KING & THE THREE THIEVES Kristen Balouch provides

a smell and taste experience of Iranian food

with small groups related to her book: in this tea party.

 

Paper Cup Telephone and Megaphones 

with Author and Illustrator Kristen Balouch. 

Participants  create paper cup telephones 

and experiences a superhighway of how sound travels related to the book: 

THE LITTLE LITTLE GIRL WITH THE BIG BIG VOICE in this hands-on workshop.

 

 

School Auditorium Addresses

Writing & Illustrating Children's Books

Kristen Balouch talks and shows images about her inspiration, philosophy and creating books.

 

My Favorite Things and Sources of Inspiration 

 

 

Remote—Video Presentations

Message in a Bottle

Participants create a letter/package creation for a loved one.

 

 

 

I have had the honor of being the guest speaker at MICA, Pratt Institute, NCCIL, Syracuse University, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, and other venues.

—Kristen Balouch