PRESENTING WORKSHOPS SINCE 1991
When I was a young girl my world vision was shaped in part by looking at picture books. They aided my reading skills by visually identifying objects first before I knew how to read their names. With that memory in mind, my approach to illustrating and teaching about picture books is the art must convey an author's story in a way that is clear and detailed. My goal is to broaden a child's vision and help them learn to read.
I present a workshop for Brooklyn Public Library
“Melanie Hope Greenberg's visit taught me a lot about illustration for children's books that I hadn't previously thought about….. I found it especially interesting that Melanie discussed the way that she uses the text to inform the layout of the pages. She talked about using borders around the page to visually distinguish when the protagonist was playing in her enclosed garden vs. playing outside, which I found really cool.”
- Student of Dr. Emily Aguilo-Perez Assistant Professor, English Department,
University of Westchester, PA
“They were thrilled! Thank you so much! Our kiddos come from a very low income neighborhood and rarely get a chance to travel or see things not directly in the community. We are trying to expand their world at school, and you were a perfect experience for them!”
Kayla Sherlin, Librarian, Baldwin Elementary, Paragould, AR