February 17, 2012


A few weeks ago, the illustrator James Steinberg came to speak to the school about his artwork.

http://www.james-steinberg.com/ <== check out his work!

He was a guest in a few of the art classes including my Drawing class.  He talked about conceptualizing words and ideas and translating them in to imagery.  The students were given the following quote and charged with creating an illustration:

"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."- Martin Luther King

He talked about how quotes and ideas can be very literal, or metaphorical. Take a look at their final products!


  1. Dear Ms Decker and students-

    Wow. I am more than impressed with your solutions and the finished work. You really came up with some fantastic ideas and images. I hope it was a valuable experience for you.


    James Steinberg

  2. These are fantastic responses, full of intelligent visual cues and meaning. Great work!
    I was a classmate with James in art school and also teach, now at Maine College of Art. Keep those kids drawing and thinking!


    Jamie Hogan

  3. Thank you Jamie! I have a lot of budding talent in my class.