Robin Brickman's Events

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November 30, 2023

Robin travelled to Voorheesville Elementary School in Voorheesville, NY, and worked with the first grade students to create a Coral Sea Mural for their school. Thank you Stacey Vitelli for organizing this great day!

July 20, 2022

Robin presented a program at the Stevens Library in Attica, NY. Thanks go to Karen Rosolowski, Director for arranging this event.

March 31, 2022

The 5th grade classes at the Fowler School in Maynard, MA., made a terrific Log's Life Mural. Robin enjoyed working with Denise Hatch, the reading specialist and Sean Perham, the art teacher and their students.

March 4, 2022

Robin resumed workshops after the pandemic (yeah!) at the Walbran Elementary School in the Orishany Central School district. A special thank you to Stacy DeFabio and Dayna Franz, and especially to Hilda Moses who brought me to this school 13 years before and came to help with her retired colleagues to help the students in this workshop.

December 14, 2019

Robin signed books and demonstrated her paper sculpture technique at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA.

September 23 - November 19, 2019

The Greenfield Gallery, in Greenfield, MA, hosted a group show for the Western Massachusetts Illustrators Guild, including nine of Robin's paintings. Four of Robin's 3-D paper sculptures graced the front window of the gallery.

July 16 - October 15, 2018

Two of Robin's paintings from "Leaflets Three, Let It Be" were on exhibit in the 50th Anniversary Juried Exhibition of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. This amazing show was at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC.

July 21, 2018

One of Robin's paintings from "Leaflets Three, Let It Be" was in the group show "Four Seasons ~ Five Senses" at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, in Amherst, MA. This show was organized by the Western Massachusetts Illustrators Guild (WMIG).

March 23, 2018

Robin came to the Hawlemont School in Charlemont, MA. She worked with the students to create a terrific mural, coordinating with the school's theme of Flowering Gardens. Thank you to Mary Boehmer and the teachers. Here are some of the comments from the staff: "Our teachers were very happy with the presentation and workshops,""Students loved having Robin at their school," "Wow! She is amazing!," "My kids loved it. They are so proud of what they made."

August 12, 2017

The Williamstown Historical Museum, Williamstown, MA, hosted Robin for a presentation and book signing of "Leaflets Three, Let It Be."

June 2017

Robin's painting "Comtesse Chat de Fleurs" appeared in the group show "Cats in Hats: Illustrations of WMIG" at the Michelson Galleries in Northampton, MA.

May 31 - June 1, 2017

Robin led the students at the Walton Elementary School in Wakefield, MA in a mural creation of "A Log's Life.

From Melissa Holmes, my extraordinary host:
"Thank you for coming to the Walton school and sharing your talents with our students. I have heard such positive feedback from the kids and parents about the community mural program. It's been a wonderful and memorable experience! I'm very excited for everyone to see the finished mural today.

Winter 2017

Robin taught a 3D painting class for four teachers.

November 4, 2016 - May 1, 2017

The international juried show "Focus on Nature XIV" displayed Robin's painting "Opossum and Insects on Poison Ivy" at the Roger Tory Peteson Institute of Natural History, Jamestown, NY. Robin presented a hands-on workshop on March 18 at the Institute.

October 4, 2016 - April 30, 2017

The Western Massachusetts Illustrators' Guild (WMIG) included Robin's painting "Comtesse Chat de Fleurs" in its group show "Cats in Hats" at the Museum of Fine Arts in the Springfield Museum, Springfield, MA.

November 10, 2016

Robin participated in the Central Massachusetts Book Festival, in Gardner, MA.

May 6, 2016

Robin traveled to the Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center in Pine Plains, NY, to work with students creating a butterfly mural.

May 4, 2016

Robin offered an after-school workshop and booksigning at the Bennington Free Library, Bennington, VT.

October 17, 2015

Robin and author Anita Sanchez presented a program featuring their book "Leaflets Three, Let It Be," at the Northern Woodlands Writers & Readers Conference, at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont. Robin displayed orginal artwork and books.

June 19, 2015

Robin visited The Agawam Elementary School for a day of workshops with students.

May 13, 2015

Robin presented the program "Research, Writing and Art in Creating Book Illustrations" at the Annual Spring Dinner of the Nobscot Reading Council, in Framingham, MA.

May 6, 2015

The Charleton Heights Elementary School commissioned Robin for another Community Mural Project with their first grade classes. It is always a pleasure to return to a school for a repeat visit.

May 2, 2015

Robin was at the Hudson Children's Book Festival, signing books and demonstrating paper sculpting.

April, 2015

Boyd's Mills Press published "Leaflets Three, Let It Be!" this month. Anita Sanchez is the author and Robin the illustrator. The art director wrote, "Robin, today was an incredible day - your work left me breathless! And, everyone who came to see it was very moved by how beautiful and precise it was..." You can order the book at Amazon.

February 16, 2015

Robin led an all-day program at The Olana Partnership, in Hudson, NY, during the February school vacation week. Entitled "3-D Underwater Worlds; Art Making with Robin Brickman," this event was for 5 - 12 year olds and the results were terrific.

April 27-30, 2014

Robin visited the Essex Elementary School in Essex, MA. Heartfelt thanks to the art teacher, Tina Doherty, and parent Sarah Wolf, for bringing me to their school!

March 21, 2014

The students in pre-K through grade 3, of the Crestwood Primary School, Mantua, Ohio, worked with Robin to create a forest habitat mural based on her book, "A Log's Life." The Weekly Villager wrote a nice article about the workshop.

March 20, 2014

Robin gave a presentation about her work to the Hiram College community in Hiram, OH. Thanks go out to Jennifer A. McCreight, Assistant Professor in the Education Deptartment.

March 6-7, 2014

Robin worked at the ER Andrews Elementary School in Morrisville, NY. The K-2 grade students created a stunning "Wings" mural. It includes birds, insects, and bats.

February 4, 2014

Robin was at the St. Anthony School in Winstead, CT. The students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades created a wonderful "Peaceable Kingdom mural."

July 17, 2013

One-hundred and eighteen students in the North Adams Public School 21st Century Summer Science Camp, in Massachusetts. This is an a summer program financed with grants, where Robin worked with students in grades 1-3 to create a "Circle of Life" habitat mural.

Noella Carlow, Director: "One of the outcomes listed in the grant is the increasing of skill level in literacy. Robin's presentation was an excellent vehicle by which to include literacy in the camp...Robin was very well prepared, organized and her presentation was simple in terms so that students understood what to do for the creation of the mural...I would highly recommend this program. We would LOVE to arrange for Robin to bring her program into our 21st Century After School Program."

May 9, 2013

Robin worked with the students in the first grade classes of the Charlton Heights Elementary school, in Westborough, MA.

May 6, 2013

A "Coral Sea" mural was created by the first grade students of the Armstrong Elementary School, with Robin's guidance and encouragment.

April 11, 2013

Robin helped the first grade students of the Mechanicville Elementary School, in Mechanicville, NY. They created a colorful "Wings" mural, making insects, birds, and bats with paper.

February 22, 2013

Robin had a wonderful time working with the entire school (grades K - 9) at The Pine Cobble School, in Williamstown, MA. Here is what one of the teachers wrote: "The workshop was just fantastic and so well run. Everyone, from the tall to the small created something, had fun, and learned so much. The mural looks great...I often find kids pausing by it to admire their cooperative effort. Thanks again for a wonderful day."

January 14 - 18, 2013

Over the course of five days, Robin worked with hundreds of students each day, at five different schools in Bullhead City, Arizona.

Thank you to Michael Oakleaf, and all of the other teachers, librarians, and staff, at Sunrise Elementary, Young Scholars Academy, Diamondback Elementary, Coyote Canyon Elementary, and Camp Mohave Elementary schools!

Here are some of the comments: "I heard nothing by positive comments from the teachers. They felt it was engaging, instructional, and fun. It was a very busy, but good, day. Our finished coral sea mural is awesome! Students keep checking it out each day...The teachers had just as much fun as the students. It was a unifying experience."

November 13-15, 2012

Robin had a wonderful time leading workshops with the students at the St. Regis Mohawk School, in Akwesasne, NY. And, the school commissioned an original painting by Robin that is now on display at the school!

July 28 & 29, 2012

Robin taught adults "CREATING SCULPTED WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS OF NATURE" at IS183 in Stockbridge, MA.

August 1, 2012

Robin presented a program on" Artistic Curiosity" for the Teachers Summer Institute at the Williams College Museum of Art.

May 4, 2012

Robin led a mural workshop at the Dunbarton Elementary School, Dunbarton, NH.

May 2, 2012

Robin led a mural workshop at the Armstrong Elementary School, Westboro, MA.

April 4, 2012

Robin led a mural workshop on "One Night in the Coral Sea" with third grade students at the J.F. Kennedy Elementary School, in Canton, MA.

March 12-15, 2012

Robin led workshops at the Manchester Memorial Elementary School, in Manchester, MA. The students created a terrific "One Night in the Coral Sea" mural.

Fall, 2011

Robin taught an adult class "Painting and Sculpting Three-Dimensional Watercolors" at the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA.

Summer, 2011

Robin's work was included in the Children's Book Illustrators Exhibit at The Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH.

Summer, 2011

Robin exhibited her Vernal Pool painting in the "Picture This" juried show at the Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA.

April 6, 2011

Robin worked with students at the Mt. Marion Elementary School, Saugerties, NY.

May 19, 2011

Robin exhibited at the Capital Region BOCES Arts & Enrichment Showcase in Cohoes, NY,

February 15, 2011 - June 6, 2011

Robin's work was included in the GNSI juried show at The Morton Arboretum Thornhill Education Center, Lisle, IL.

November 16, 2010

Robin presented her workshops at the Berkshire Environmental Educators Network.

April 29, 2010 - October 31, 2010

Robin's painting "Gambian Epauletted Fruit Bat" was on exhibit in the Focus On Nature XI show at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY. In 2008, Robin's painting "Dragonfly and Pitcher Plant" won a purchase prize at the FON X show.

September 11-16, 2010

Robin was as an artist in residence at the Huyck Preserve and Biological Reserch Station in Rensselaerville, NY.

June 2010

Robin was the Featured Artist for the month of June on ArtPlantae, a newsletter connecting artists, naturalists, and educators. Thanks to Tania Marien!

April 23, 2010 - June 30, 2010

Robin's paintings of Spotted Salamanders were included in the Vernal Pool exhibit at the Atrium Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, ME.

May 3-4, 2010

Robin led an all school workshop for grades K-8 at the St. Paul Lutheran School, Saint Joseph, MO.

May 20, 2010

Robin exhibited at the Capital Region BOCES Arts & Enrichment Showcase in Cohoes, NY, Thanks go to the organizers and attendees for a great day!

April 26, 2010

Robin led workshops for the fifth grade students at the Park Avenue Elementary School, in Auburn, ME. These workshops were in conjunction with the Vernal Pool show ath the University of Southern Maine, listed above. Thanks go to the Lewiston/Arts organization (L/A Arts) for their support.

April 12-14, 2010

Robin taught pre-K, K, and first grade students at St. Andrew's School in Florida mural project based on the Coral Reef. Thanks go to the SAS Friends of the Arts, especially to Christy Fimiani, Olga Vazquez, and Duncan Hossack.

April 8, 2010

Robin presented "Creating Nonfiction Art," a talk about her school workshops, to the Massachusetts Reading Association 41st Conference, in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Some participants said it was the best program at MRA!

March 18, 2010

Robin was at the Craneville Elementary School in Dalton, MA for the second time! The second grade classes created a "Peaceable Kingdom" mural. The "Log's Life" mural created during her previous visit is on display in the library.

February 15-16, 2010

Robin directed a drop-in program at the Peabody Essex Museum, in Salem, MA. Visitors were able to create a tropical mural in the Atrium of the PEM using Robin's cut and sculpted paper techniques. She also displayed original paintings from her books and "work in progress" for her Vernal Pool series.

October 7, 2009

Robin lead workshops at Stearns Elementary School in Lenox, MA for the second time! The students created a mural based on the book "WINGS."

September 23 - 25, 2009

Robin led third, fourth, and fifth grade students in workshops at the George B. Weatherbee School in Hampden, ME. The students created a mural based on "A Log's Life." Thanks go out to Regan and Clair Nickels.

June 13-14, 2009

Robin taught natural science and art workshops for ages kindergarten to adults at Pioneer Park Nature Center, Lincoln, Nebraska.

May 16, 2009

Robin attended the 2nd Annual Millbrook Book Festival.

May 29, 2009

Robin led third and fifth grade students in their creation of a mural based on Paul Revere's night time ride at the Morris Elementary School, Lenox, MA,

May 13, 2009

Robin exhbited art and signed books at the Charlesbridge Books 20th Anniversary Open House, Watertown, MA.

May 6, 2009

Grades K-3 at the Barstow Memorial School, Chittenden, VT, made a mural with Robin.

May 5, 2009

Robin worked with grades K-8 at the Stamford Elementary School, Stamford, VT.

April 30, 2009

Robin exhibited at the Capital Region BOCES Arts & Enrichment Showcase at Cohoes Middle School, Cohoes, NY.

April 17, 2009

Robin Brickman signed books at the Children's Book Festival at the Albany Academy, Albany, NY,

April 14-15, 2009

Robin taught workshops at the Green Street School, in Brattleboro, VT.

March 31, 2009

Robin presented a talk titled "Creating Non-Fiction Art" at the 2009 New York State Reading Association Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY.

March 23-24, 2009

Robin taught students in grades first through eighth how to create a Coral Sea mural at the Grace Lutheran School, Sandy, UT.

March 15-17, 2009

Robin participated in the 41st Annual Children's Literature Festival, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO.

January 2009

 Robin taught a winter study course, "Picturebook Illustration," at Williams College.

November 6, 2008

Robin led a workshop, based on the book I AM AN ARTIST, at the Nantucket Elementary School and Nantucket Atheneum in Nantucket, MA.

August 5, 2008

Robin presented two workshops for Authors Talk Too, Inc. - Boston Public Library Program.

May 22-23, 2008

Robin led workshops based on her new book, WINGS. at the George W. Brown School in Newburyport, MA. 

May 7, 2008

Robin signed her books at Clayton Books in Clayton, CA.

April 25, 2008

Robin led a workshop, based on the book I AM AN ARTIST, for students at the Karigon Elementary School in Clifton Park, NY.

April 17 - September 7, 2008

Robin's painting "Green Darner & Pitcherplant" was in the international juried show "Focus on Nature X" at the New York State Museum, Albany, NY, where it won a Purchase Award!

April 16 - 17, 2008

Robin helped grades K-3 make a two terrific murals at the the Sewickley Academy, Pennsylvania.

April 8 & 9, 2008

Robin presented workshops at Derby Academy in Hingham, MA and the Downey Elementary School in Westwood, MA.

March 31, 2008

Robin presented her program to the third grade students of Ocotillo Elementary School in Phoenix, AZ. Thanks go to Cathy Bonnell, Teacher Librarian for hosting this event.

March 27, 2008

Robin helped students at the N.A. Wilbran Elementary School, Oriskany, NY. Thank you to Hilda Moses, Library Media Specialist, and Michele Tosti for their help in this event.

January 30 - February 1, 2008

Robin helped grades K-4 make a Log's Life mural at the Cedar Elementary School, Hanover, MA, The mural will go on a tour to the public library, senior center, and the school administration building. Thanks are due to Kristin Armstrong, Lynn Hirt, and the students, teachers, and administrators at Cedar Elementary.

December 3-7. 2007

Robert's Snow Auction: Robin's snowflake, "Wings for Cancer's Cure," raised money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Research Institute. Read Barbara O'Connor's interview with Robin.

November 12 - 16, 2007

Robin presented workshops at several schools in Mission, TX.

October 30 - November 2, 2007

Robin led the students of Carey Elementary School, Carey, OH, in the creation of a Coral Sea mural.

October 29, 2007

Robin presented her illustration technique at Union and South Elementary Schools, Upper Sandusky, OH.

October 4 - 7, 2007

Robin led workshops at the Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival, Concordia University, Seward, NE.

August 4 - 12. 2007

Robin accompanied the Willams College Society of Alumni on a trip to Costa Rica. She taught her art workshops during this guided trip to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, volcanoes, and beaches of Costa Rica.

April 27 - July 8. 2007

Robin's work was included in an exhibition of Children's Illustrations from the Sanford B.D. Low Illustration Collection of The New Britain Museum of Art, CT. 

May 2, 2007

Robin taught a Coral Reef Mural workshop at the Pashley Elementary School in Burnt Hills, NY, for three first grade classes.

 February 18, 2007

Robin taught her Wearable Art Workshop for Teens and Adults at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT.

March 1 - 2, 2007

Robin taught A LOG'S LIFE Mural workshop to first and sixth grade classes at the Bagnall School, Groveland, MA.

 March 11, 2007

Robin taught her Wearable Art Workshop for Teens and Adults at the Northern Berkshire Creative Arts school, in North Adams, MA.

 March 14, 2007

Robin was a presenter at the Region One Grade 4 Arts Day atThe Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT.

February 6 - 8, 2007

Robin directed the creation of a "Peaceable Kingdom" Community Mural at The Pownal Elementary School, Pownal, VT.

November 14 - 19, 2006

Robin presented her workshops at the The Chadwick School, in Palos Verdes, CA, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA, and The Cabrillo Aquarium.

October 6-8, 2006

Robin presented her workshop at the Brattleboro Literary Festival.

August 4, 2006

10th Annual Book-signing event at The Hotchkiss Library, Lakeville, CT.

June 2 - July 16, 2006

Robin's art exhibit at the Bennington Museum in Vermont (along with Rembrandt and Grandma Moses), was a high point of the summer. Thanks to all who viewed her work and signed the guestbook!

June 5- June 8, 2006

"Log's Life Mural" workshop at Stevens Elementary School, Ballston Lake, NY.

May 22-23, 2006

Mural workshops for grades 2 and 4 at The Williamstown Elementary School, Williamstown, MA.

May 15 - 16, 2006

Mural workshop at the Columbus Elementary School, Thornwood NY.

May 4, 2006

International Reading Association Convention, Chicago, IL.
Robin gave an invited presentation during the symposium, PICTURE BOOKS AND LITERACY: ILLUSTRATIONS AND WORDS WORKING TOGETHER.

April 10 - 14, 2006

Robin was Artist in Residence at the Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT. Thank you to Marilyn and Walter Rabetz and the entire Loomis community!

March 5 - 7, 2006

Robin was at the 38th Annual Children's Literature Festival in Warrensburg, MO. In addition to seeing co-author, Sneed Collard, she displayed original art from their books.

January, 2006

Robin taught a course on Picturebook Illustration at Williams College. Thirteen students created a painting based on one of Aesop's Fables. The class had several field trips: The Eric Carle Museum, The Norman Rockwell Museum, The Clark Art Institute, and a special lecture by Margaret Chang.

November 27 - December 4, 2005

On-line auction of Robin's snowflake for Robert's Snow for Cancers Cure.

November 17, 2005

Robin visted the Fisher Elementary School in Arlington, VT, and taught the students to create a community mural based on ONE NIGHT IN THE CORAL SEA.

November 3, 2005

Robin and the other Zade Educational Partners held an Authorfest at the Craneville Elementary School in Dalton, MA. Robin worked with the third grade to create a mural. It was a fun reunion for the Zadettes and the school.

October 17 - 21, 2005

Robin had an amazing week at the Alverda Reed Elementary School in Georgetown, OH. Students at the school created two murals based on A LOG'S LIFE and ONE NIGHT IN THE CORAL SEA.

October 1 & 2, 2005

Robin attended the Highlights Illustrator's Party at Boyd's Mills Press. It was great to be with other illustrator friends in Honesdale, PA.

September, 2005

Robin completed a five day residency at the Charlton Heights Elementary School, in NY. With the help of three wonderful art teachers, she guided the K-5 classes in a mask-making project for the school's upcoming Harvest Celebration.

Summer, 2005

ArtShow Street Galleries, Amherst, MA, and Pittsfield, MA. Two of Robin's paintings were exhibited in the Selected Works Exhibition in Pittsfield.

June 21-23, 2005

Robin visited nine libraries in the Charleston, West Virginia, area.

May 2-4, 2005

IRA Convention in San Antonio, TX
To showcase ONE NIGHT IN THE CORAL SEA Robin demonstrated her cut and painted paper technique at the Charlesbridge booth of the International Reading Association convention.

April 12, 2005

Robin was the featured presenter at the Berkshire Reading Council meeting in Pittsfield, MA.

April 8 & 11, 2005

Becket Washington Elementary School two-day residency.

January 21 - April 2, 2005

"Drawn To Stories," group show
ArtWorks! New Bedford, MA.

January 9 - February 19, 2005

"The Magic of Storybook Art II" group show
The Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY.

November, 2004

Robin participated in the "Robert's Snow" for cancer cure auction.

November 13-14, 2004

Mazza Weekend Institute
Mazza Museum, Findlay, OH.
Robin was one of six illustrators invited to this program for teachers and librarians.
The museum added to their permanent collection two of Robin's 3-D illustrations from A LOG'S LIFE and MIDNIGHT IN THE CEMETERY.

November 4 - 7, 2004

Robin was The Featured Artist at "The Annual Wings & Wildlife Art Show" at The National Aviary, Pittsburg PA. Her work was shown to over 1.000 bird and art lovers at this outstanding event.

July 12, 2004

Robin led a workshop for fifty elementary school teachers at Medaille College, Buffalo, NY

May 21, 2004

Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) convention, Haynes Convention Center, Boston, MA.

April 27 - May 25, 2004

"Artist & Scientist" program for Hoosac River Watershed Association.
Afterschool program, The program resulted in a Freshwater Ecology Mural, on display at "Riverfest" in Williamstown, MA, on May 29, 2004.

April 15, 2004, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

"Up In The Treetops: One Artist's Studio," a visit to Robin's studio, sponsored by The Children's Literature Connection (of Albany and the Berkshires).

April 2-3, 2004

"Got Books? Let's Read: Authors, Illustrators, Educators Showcase for Literacy," organized by the amazing Frank Hodge, of Hodge-Podge Books, Lark Street, Albany NY.

March 20 - April 24, 2004

"Once Upon A Time...Children's Book Illustrations" group show
Owen Smith Shuman Gallery, The Groton Public Library, Groton, MA.