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Taylor Morrison Studios

About the Artist

Author Illustrator and Teaching artist since 1994. Recipient of awards from the Boston Globe/Horn Book The Society of Illustrators, NOAA, Smithsonian Magazine and others. Conducted joint Lewis and Clark workshop with PSU and Young Audiences.

Teaching Philosophy

Taylor uses unique perspectives on illustrating STEM topics. Through collaborative participation students create their own books, pamphlets, and posters.

"Thank you for what a great job you are doing. The energy level and enthusiasm you share with people of all ages is an inspiration for what seems to be a lost art."

 Taylor Morrison Studios
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STEM to STEAM Illustrations Less

It can be a hard job getting students interested and excited about nonfiction topics like science. As a technical illustrator and children’s book author/illustrator, this has been Taylor's job for 22 years. He brings that experience to show students how they can create explanatory and inspired art about science. The students will simulate the real technical illustration process and work on ideas to present to a publisher/client, create storyboards, and text to go with final illustrations. The goal is to create engaging and exciting picture books or posters about nonfiction STEM topics.

Below is the process the students will follow to create their storyboards, text layouts, and art. The goal is to explore the process, not finish fast.

--Once topics have been chosen (either by the teacher or by the students) the class will do a brainstorming exercise about how to approach their STEM material in a new and unique way.

--They will create a rough sample and present their ideas as clearly as they would to an editor or client to win a commission.

--While they create the sketches and composition of their storyboard, students will write a brief outline of the text. Taylor will assist students in maximizing visual tools like light, color, perspective, form, scale, and anatomy.

--Students will be shown how to integrate their ideas, observations, words, and sketches into a final STEAM book or poster.

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Keywords: STEM, STEAM, Illustration, Author, Illustrator, Technical Artist, Storyboard, Lost art
Residencies
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Cost per session: $70.00
Maximum Audience: 35
Classroom Workshops
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Single Price: $70
Maximum Audience: 35
Family Arts Night Workshop Less
Single Price: $250
Maximum Audience: 30