Happy to DRAW..
Happy to write...
Happy to share...
Happiest when they come together!!!
I love to come and talk to students about my work. In the lower grades I read my book, share my story of how I began and then I show them how I make these beautiful painted papers. In the upper grades I do the same but in more depth. We will discuss the importance of editing their work and not falling in love with what is first put down on paper. Depending on time, older students can actually make paper paintings. Students will have a chance to create a piece of artwork collaging their/my painted papers.
Hampstead, NH Central School - spring 2017
Mrs. Connors, Hampstead, NH Library Media Specialist, was thrilled to host a local author-illustrator. “I’ve had the opportunity to host many authors. Mrs. Preble’s presentation was excellent! It is great for students to hear the importance of editing, revising, as well as continued skill growth! Students and teachers alike were quite inspired to create."
"Grade 3 and 4 Central School Students were treated to a hands-on author-illustrator presentation by Hampstead, NH resident Mary Preble. Mrs. Preble is an art instructor with 26 years experience. Now that she has authored and illustrated her first book, Let’s Go To The Zoo, she shared her processes and techniques with these students. The students learned about how Mrs. Preble wrote her story and how often she had to edit and revise text and images. She also demonstrated her collage process that includes Gelli printed papers. Students were then able to use her art supplies, including everyday objects, to create their own Gelli printed papers. Papers were returned to classrooms for future use by students. "
Walnut School, Haverhill, MA teachers – spring 2017
2nd grade teacher - "We loved the author Mary Preble! She was awesome! The make and take activity was perfect."
1st grade teacher - " Mary Preble's presentation was very cool. The children enjoyed it and were very focused throughout. We loved her book and her pictures.
Stepping Stones Nursery School, Hampstead, NH - Fall 2017 - Terri Malcolm - Director
Mary Preble visited Stepping Stones School to demonstrate her paper making techniques to a group of 3,4 and 5 year olds. The children were mesmerized by the art work and loved listening to her book. We can’t wait to have her back when the next book in the series comes out.
Students creating painted papers and collaging their own bookmarks with painted papers.