Drawing Demo during a school visit

Drawing Demo during a school visit

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School Visits

I bring a lot of creative energy and enthusiasm into every class visit.  As an educator myself, a professor in the Illustration department at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, I am truly passionate about books and teaching. I teach children’s book illustration courses to children, college level and for adults through Continuing Education programs.  My teaching background allows me to be very comfortable giving presentations and interacting with students, teachers and groups of all ages.



I have been a keynote and guest speaker at many conferences; including the Minnesota Society of Children's Book Writer and Illustrators (SCBWI) conference, the Hubb Children's Literature Festival, the South Dakota SCBWI conference, Minnesota Young Writer's Conferences, Young Artist Conferences, the North Dakota Reading Association Conference, Creativity Festival, Tri-Metro Art Festival and a variety of illustration or writing day workshops, book and library events.

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Library or Book Events

I enjoy working with groups of all ages as well as adults. I truly enjoy meeting and interacting with others at a variety of book inspired events.

I'll cater my program to the age level requested from K-Elementary up to adults.


“Carrie captivated each grade level. I have never witnessed 90+ students so focused on the task at hand, even our Kindergarten level."

 SWWC residency program

"Thank you Carrie for doing such a nice job with our kids! You were very inspiring!” 
  Ms. P. Johnson    Oak Hills Elementary


It was great to have you. You did a wonderful job. I would love to work with you again.” 

            Ms. S. Fabian   Beacon Academy   


"How can I thank you for helping to make our book event such a roaring success? I have heard so many positive comments about your presentation...the kids and parents loved it!”       

Ms. K. Davidson   Jefferson Elementary


"Carrie's multimedia presentation and stories were entertaining, engaging and encouraging for students.  She was enthusiastic and easily related to students, inspiring them to 'DREAM BIG'! Through her step-by-step demonstration, she made an illustrator out of everyone!  We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Carrie Hartman and highly recommend her!"  

                                                                                                                                                                                    Ms. C. Agnew   Becker Primary School