School and Library Visits

Virtual Visits

During this pandemic I’ve been working with educators to make engaging and memorable visits over zoom. My presentations still combine a little drawing and a little storytelling with a lot of dramatic play for the younger grades and more process for the older grades.

If you are interested in scheduling a visit, send me an email at mikamood (at) gmail.com and I will send you my rates and more information.

Mika Song in a video frame holding up a students drawing of a food machine

In-Person School Visits

One of my favorite parts of being a children’s author-illustrator is getting out of my studio and talking to students. I enjoy sharing the process of making a picture book in a fun and relatable way with them. I hope that my visit will make every student feel included and more confident about their own creativity and voice. I hope to be doing in-person school visits again soon.

photo of kids holding drawings of cats inspired by the cat party in Tea with Oliver

Testimonials

"The scholars and teachers thoroughly enjoyed Mika Song's presentation. Sharing her story of inspiration for the book and encouraging the scholars to think about what inspires them really set the tone for their creativity to shine. They absolutely LOVED drawing with her and hearing her story."—Donna (ES Reading Specialist, Silver Spring MD)

"Mika Song's virtual workshop was engaging, fun, filled with helpful illustration tips for kids, and very positive feedback." —Ian (Mountain Lakes Library Makerspace, Manager)

“We were so lucky to have Mika Song visit our library for an event with first graders from our community. She spoke about how a great idea becomes a published book in a fun and age-appropriate way, and engaged the class through an interactive drawing demo that helped the kids stretch their own imaginations!”—Alessandra (Library Information Assistant, Children's Department, NYPL)

Mika Song and students in Chatham Square library doing a group drawing demo

“Mika worked with each first-grader to write and draw an original comic. The activity provided just the right amount of structure for them to express and create a completed comic during class.” —Rachel (First-grade NYC PS Teacher)