At Brookwood October 2015. Tad Hills will share his thoughts about the process of making and creating books. About writing, Tad says, "I find the process of creating a book similar to making sculpture. It is a constant adding and taking-away. The words and pictures are like pieces of clay. Some ideas come from experience and observation and some seem to come from thin air . . . . The real trick is to take all those ideas, like chunks of soft clay, and build something."
In addition to reading excerpts from his books, Mr. Hills will engage the students with a drawing demonstration, showing them how to create a character using simple shapes. He will also answer any questions students might have about his writing, the writing and illustrating process, his dog Rocket, or anything else!