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Speaker Profile - Andrea Skyberg

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Illustrator, Other, and Writer

Region: Wisconsin
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
Speaker Email: andreaskyberg@snickeyfritz.com
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Bio:
Andrea Skyberg is an author, illustrator, and artist educator. She's currently at work on two contemporary fiction YA novels. Visit her at http://andreaskyberg.com


Presentation Description:

Andrea Skyberg presents her new book, Squircle, in an interactive presentation filled with songs, movement, and activities. This dynamic performance explores the ideas and artwork in her new book. Andrea brings one of the 5 by 8 foot fabric murals for students to see in person. After the all-school assembly presentation, have Andrea lead an art and writing workshop with students, inspired by the unique artwork from Squircle!

This engaging presentation:

  • Promotes literacy
  • Inspires creativity
  • Introduces students to fiber arts
  • Helps students explore ways to deal with negative emotions, like fear, anger, loneliness, and impatience

Andrea presents her award-winning picture book, Snickeyfritz, with an all-school assembly. This engaging presentation features one of the life-size characters from the book, which was sculpted out of masking tape! Students have a chance to locate 'I-spy' items (artwork and artifacts from different countries) as Andrea reads from the book.

After the all-school assembly presentation, have Andrea lead an art and writing workshop with students, inspired by the unique artwork from SnickeyFritz!

This dynamic presentation:

  • Promotes literacy
  • Inspires creativity
  • Introduces students to sculptural arts
  • Uses geography, vocabulary, art, and multicultural art history to elaborate on the ideas and artwork in the book
  • Showcases idioms, figures of speech, and expressions throughout the book