Teaching and Speaking
I give workshops and classes on comics and visual story telling and I do speaking about the artistic life. Please contact me if interested: summer (at) summerpierre (dot) com
I have given talks at libraries and schools and given workshops at art centers, public schools, and colleges for both kids and adults.
My speaking subjects include an artist talk about my story and process, visual story telling, and work/life balance.
Here are a few things that people have said about my speaking:
Summer Pierre expertly and most entertainingly demonstrates how life experiences and even mundane objects can translate into a cartoon, a story, a design. She is a most dynamic presenter whose delivery and information was spot on. What an enjoyable night!
- Elaine D., The Friends of the Highland Falls Library
We absolutely loved having Summer visit our school. She gave an amazing, dynamic presentation to a large group of fifth graders, which is no easy task. Summer immediately drew the kids in by sharing her own 5th and 6th grade comics with them. What followed was a lively back-and-forth about why we draw and write, how comic artists find inspiration and the kids’ favorite comics and graphic novels. When the session ended, I couldn’t believe how many kids clustered around Summer: they simply could not get enough of her. We can’t wait for Summer to come back and teach a workshop!
Here are a few things people have said about my teaching:
I loved this class and loved Summer as a teacher! Her blend of thoughtful instruction, genuine encouragement and sense of fun empowered everyone in the class to discover and create with great freedom while gaining new skills and perspectives on art. I'm looking forward to taking more of Summer's classes in the future. Can't recommend them highly enough!
- Jen M., Student
Please contact me if you are interested: summer(at)summerpierre(dot)com