School Visits / Workshops!
Picture Book Creator/Paper Toy Maker 
Through an interactive activity students will learn how I create my art based on seeing shapes and colors. Students will learn what I do, how I create my work, and why I started illustrating! They will get to see samples of each stage of my process and the steps I take to create a final picture book. 
Rates (virtual, or in person):
- Duration: 45 minutes - 1 hour
- Half Day (Two sessions) - $500.00
- Full Day (Three-Four sessions) - $850.00 (Cost includes a copy of each of Merrill’s books). 
* Each session last about 45 minutes to an hour.
* In person visits over 90 miles away are automatically considered “all day” events due to travel time involved. 
* Travel and lodging expenses will be added to initial rates for in-person visits over 90 miles away from my location.
* Payment must be received prior to scheduled school visit.

Creative Play!
Through an interactive activity, participants will learn how I create my art based on seeing shapes and colors. Participants will then learn how to create illustrations using only colored paper, scissors, and glue.  
Rates (virtual, or in person):
- Session Duration: 1-2 hours
- Half Day (One sessions) - $500.00
- Full Day (Two sessions) - $850.00 (Cost includes a copy of each of Merrill’s books). 
- Adult workshops also available
- Some materials supplied
* Each session last about 45 minutes to an hour.
* In person visits over 90 miles away are automatically considered “all day” events due to travel time involved. 
* Travel and lodging expenses will be added to initial rates for in-person visits over 90 miles away from my location.
* Payment must be received prior to scheduled school visit.

COLOR, CUT, CREATE! Paper Toy Character Creation
This workshop covers my fundamentals of paper toy engineering. It focuses on teaching students that they can create anything they can imagine by putting a plan in place, then putting their plan into motion. This is accomplished with a step by step workshop which allows the students to create and then build their own paper toy character alongside me.
Rates (in person or virtual)
- Session Duration: 1-2 hours (one-two sessions)
- Half Day (One sessions) - $500.00
- Full Day (Two sessions) - $850.00 (Cost includes a copy of each of Merrill’s books). 
- Adult workshops also available
- Some materials supplied
* Each session last about 1-2 hours.
* In person visits over 90 miles away are automatically considered “all day” events due to travel time involved. 
* Travel and lodging expenses will be added to initial rates for in-person visits over 90 miles away from my location.
* Payment must be received prior to scheduled school visit.
COLOR, CUT, CREATE! Paper Toy Character Creation & Storytelling
This presentation covers the same topics included in the Paper Toy Creation workshop and also includes how to create a story based on their character by using either a paper book format, a photo illustration, or stop motion animation.  This session covers the use of story boarding as well as tips and tricks on how to make dynamic visuals. (If the host chooses to story tell using either photo illustration, or stop motion animation, the host must supply either tablets or cell phones with appropriate software installed, please email Merrill as to what software would best work for your participants.) * This session could be altered to still teach the storytelling aspect without the use of animation or photo illustration.
Rates (in person or virtual)
-Session Duration: 1-2 hours (one-two sessions)
-Adult workshops also available
-Some materials supplied
-Half Day (One sessions) - $500.00
-Full Day (Two sessions) - $850.00 (Cost includes a copy of each of Merrill’s books). 
* Each session last about 1-2 hours.
* In person visits over 90 miles away are automatically considered “all day” events due to travel time involved. 
* Travel and lodging expenses will be added to initial rates for in-person visits over 90 miles away from my location.
* Payment must be received prior to scheduled school visit.​​​​​​​
COLOR, CUT, CREATE Animate!
This presentation covers the basics of storytelling through the use of stop motion animation. This workshop covers storyboarding as well as tips and tricks on how to make dynamic scenes and visuals. (Host must supply either tablets or cell phones with appropriate software installed for this workshop, please email Merrill to find out what software would work best work for your participants.) 
Rates (in person or virtual)
- Session Duration: 2 hours (one-two sessions)
- Adult workshops also available
- Some materials supplied
- Half Day (One sessions) - $500.00
- Full Day (Two sessions) - $850.00 (Cost includes a copy of each of Merrill’s books). 
* The day/time duration of this workshop can be customized based on the needs of the host.
* Each session last about 1-2 hours.
* In person visits over 90 miles away are automatically considered “all day” events due to travel time involved. 
* Travel and lodging expenses will be added to initial rates for in-person visits over 90 miles away from my location.
* Payment must be received prior to scheduled school visit.
Host a COLOR, CUT, CREATE Contest!
A Color, Cut, Create Contest! is a fun way to bring creativity and ingenuity into your STEAM school, or STEAM project with the use of paper engineering and technology.
Rates (in person or virtual)
- Duration: TBD by host.
- Adult workshops also available.
- Price $1000.00 (Cost includes contest web-site, and one in person kick-off event, or paper toy workshop. Additional kick-off events or workshops can be booked.)
* Each session last about 1-2 hours.
* In person visits over 90 miles away are automatically considered “all day” events due to travel time involved. 
* Travel and lodging expenses will be added to initial rates for in-person visits over 90 miles away from my location.
* Payment must be received prior to scheduled school visit.
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