Mark’s illustration workshops are open to adults 18+ years of age. Parents can sign students up 13+ years of age when parents are in attendance. Persons interested in hosting an illustration workshop, private consultations, or attending upcoming workshops can view Mark’s upcoming event calendar or email Mark.
Customized sessions are available upon request. The 10 Steps That Create Successful Events post provides more information about promoting Mark’s workshops.
General Illustration Topics
Session: “Selling Every Word: Business of Public Speaking”
Mark Wayne Adams, award-winning author, illustrator, and publisher, speaks to over 90,000 people annually. His dynamic session reveals the power of public speaking for authors’ audiences and book sales. Learn how to increase book sales at festivals, schools, bookstores, and even lunch! Guaranteed to be an entertaining and enlightening session.
Session: “Pictures: Worth a Thousand Words or Dollars?”
Mark Wayne Adams, illustrator of over thirty children’s books in six years, offers valuable insight, marketing techniques, and a dynamic presentation on illustrations. Mark’s discussion covers the importance of cover art, how to work with an illustrator (including costs), rights needed for reproduction, and an overview of services professional illustrators provide.
Session: “Ageless Authors: Never to Young to Succeed!”
Award-winning author, illustrator, and publisher Mark Wayne Adams’ session is interactive, informative, and entertaining! Mark discusses finding your voice, careers in writing, and publishing your way. He also shares true stories of the third grade entrepreneur and teens winning national children’s book awards. This session will have everyone excited about the financial successes for writers of any age.
Session: “Children’s Books: Story, Illustration, & Marketing”
Award-winning author, illustrator, and publisher Mark Wayne Adams shares principles for producing successful children’s books. From tips, enhancements, to marketing strategies, Mark reveals the untapped potential in writing for children. Learn how to include educational elements that appeal to teachers and parents. Learn how illustrations provide additional marketing opportunities and income. Also learn personalized techniques to increase sales at festivals, schools, bookstores, and even lunch!
Session: “AIM Kit: Creating and Author/Illustrator Media Kit”
Mark Wayne Adams, award-winning author, illustrator, and publisher, speaks to over 90,000 people annually. His dynamic session reveals the power of public speaking for authors and illustrators. Learn step-by-step how to create a personalized media kit including: bios, press releases, order forms, posters, and much more! Guaranteed to be an entertaining and rewarding session.
Session: “School Visits Creating Profitable Presentations!“
Mark Wayne Adams, award-winning author, illustrator, and publisher, speaks to over 90,000 people annually. His dynamic session reveals the profit of public speaking in schools. Learn to create an inspiring and educational presentation with your book. Mark shares step-by-step how to use displays, interactive props, order forms, “3 Rules,” and much more to captivates audiences! Be prepared for an entertaining and interactive session.
Reading resources: Schools: A Niche Market for Authors written by Jane R. Wood and the Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines for professional artists.