School Visits + Appearances
I would love to share my work and the world of making art and books with you at your school, library, workshop, or conference. As a children’s book creator and educator, I have presented to groups ranging from preschool to graduate level, and can customize my program to suit your needs. If you’d like to set up a visit, please contact me at anna[at]annaraff.com.
$1250 - full day rate, plus travel reimbursement
$600 - half day rate, within the 5 boroughs of New York City.
A full day includes up to four presentations, a half day includes two. Each presentation runs around 40-45 minutes each, with plenty of time for drawing and Q&A.
I can tailor my presentation to any age group. In addition to reading, drawing, and/or a slide show about my work, some of my presentations and workshops for kids have included:
A comics or zine-making
Drawing and character creation
Craft activities based on my books
At the college level, my talk goes into depth about the arc of my career, transitioning from a staff job to freelance, and finding my own creative voice.
If you’d like to book a visit, you can email me here.
"Anna has shared her wonderful work with my Book Illustration and Advanced Book Illustration classes at MICA. Anna’s presentation and critique is always extremely encouraging to my up and coming book illustrators. I look forward to inviting her back each year.”
—Shadra Strickland, Professor,
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
“Anna’s hands-on workshop gave me an entirely new set of tools to use in my work. As we worked alongside her, she patiently walked us through her process. Anna is warm and generous with her knowledge and teaches with an easy sense of humor. The hours flew by, and I was only disappointed that we didn’t have more time together.”
—Lisa Anchin, Coordinator,
SCBWI New York Metro Chapter
“Anna Raff was simply wonderful with our early childhood classes. Her storytelling mesmerized the littlest ones, and they enjoyed seeing her draw. (We have her drawing hanging in our library.) She was equally engaging when presenting to the Kindergarten and First graders. It is always wonderful for our students to listen and see how an illustrator creates their work. Thank you, Anna!”
—Tricia Eickelberg, Director of Early Childhood Programs & Chilton House Librarian,
Elisabeth Morrow School, NJ
“Anna Raff had a great visit to my classroom.
She read her book A Big Surprise for Little Card and did a wonderful project with the kindergartners, who were engaged the whole time. She answered all their questions and had excellent rapport with the children. I would recommend her to other schools and classrooms for an intriguing author visit.”
—Christine Cincotta, Teacher,
Friends Seminary, NYC