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):
Duration: 1-2 hours
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.

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)
- Duration: 1-2 hours (two-four sessions)
- Adult workshops also available
- Some materials supplied
- Price $850.00 (Cost includes a copy of each of Merrill’s books)
* 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 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)
- Duration: 1-2 hours (two-four sessions)
- Adult workshops also available.
- Some materials supplied.
- Price $850.00 (Cost includes a copy of each of Merrill’s books)
* 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 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.
To find out more about a Color, Cut, Create contest download a ‘Host a Contest Informational Pack'.
PORTFOLIO or PICTURE BOOK DUMMY CRITIQUES:
For illustration portfolio or picture book dummy critiques • please email Merrill at merrillr@littlerainey.com for availability, and rates.  
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