Denise Fleming, Artist and Mentor

Aug 23, 2017 | Community Good News, Picture Books

Denise FlemingWe are lucky enough to have Denise Fleming visiting us for a third time in 2017: she’ll be here in October as our Artist in Residence!

What does that mean? Denise will bring a project of her own to our campus and spend the days working on it…while you are working on your own project. Everyone will come together at mealtimes; after dinner, Denise will host informal sharing and feedback sessions for all. It’s a great opportunity to network and to get a glimpse of Denise’s creative process while making progress on your own work!

This is the Nest That Robin BuiltIf you’ve never met Denise, you’re in for a treat. She’s an art dynamo–creative, enthusiastic and lots of fun! She’s the author/illustrator of many award-winning picture books created in her signature style of pulp painting. (We hear that her coming-in-2018 book, This is the Nest That Robin Built, features a brand new style. Here’s hoping she’ll bring the f&g’s to her Residency.)

If you want to learn more about Denise, here are some places to go:

Denise Fleming website: jam-packed with info on Denise, activities and crafts, free posters, and resources for educators and book lovers.

Denise Fleming: Will Write for Cookies: fun interview with Denise by Vivian Kirkfield on her Picture Books Help Kids Soar blog.

Denise Fleming’s YouTube channel: videos about Denise, activities and crafts, and book trailers like this one for 5 Little Ducks:

Blog tour of Denise’s studio: featured on author and artist Andrea Skyberg’s blog.

Interview with Denise: by Highlights Foundation alum Dylan Teut.

Denise Fleming at work

Thank you to our faculty for this Guest Post!

Learn More About the Author

Visiting Our Campus

Our campus (The Barn at Boyds Mills) is tucked away in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  It's a few hours from both New York City and Philadelphia, but worlds away from everyday life.

Line drawing of the Barn at Boyds Mills

Our Mission in Action

Scholarships
Equity & Inclusion in Kidlit
Sustainability

The Highlights Foundation positively impacts children by amplifying the voices of storytellers who inform, educate, and inspire children to become their best selves.  Learn more about our impact.

For Businesses & Organizations

Fund a Scholarship
Partner with Us