About

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Debbie Stewart Hoskins

Books. Textiles. Artwork.

Regular picture and words summation.

 

About Me.

My career and lifelong creative journey includes a lot of books and avid writing and drawing in journals and sketchbooks. Words and pictures is, this is intention, where I live.

I am the author and illustrator of Exploring Labyrinths. A Mini-Tour and Coloring Experience. My artwork is in public and private collections and has been exhibited in numerous juried shows held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Detroit.

I have 32 years of experience in library programming and teaching all ages including baby, toddler, and preschool storytime classes; elementary, middle and high school workshops in science and art; book talks and discussions with seniors; and poetry with all ages. I have experience working with special needs children and adults. I enjoy dancing, listening to music, and hiking.

 

Qualifications.

Certified Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator.  December 14, 2015.

Labyrinth Exploration: 2005 to present.

Spiritual Exploration: Young adulthood to present.

Fine Art and Illustration for Children’s Picture Books: Young adulthood to 2014.

Caldecott Committee Member: Oscars for Children’s Picture Book publishing given by the American Library Association.

 

Preferred Mediums:

Words and Pictures, watercolors, pencils, and ink.

 

Education:

Drexel University: Masters of Science in Library Services.  Study of youth picture books.

Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio.  Labyrinth Facilitator Training.

Philadelphia College of Art and Design.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Columbus College of Art and Design.

Vassar College: Children’s Publishing and Writing Institute.

Kent State University: Bachelors of Arts in Music.

John Carroll University:  Study of mandalas, mysticism in the arts, religion, philosophy.