Skip navigation

Online Artist Roster

Artist

Photo of roster artist

Sarah C. Campbell

601/353-3107 (H)
601/260-1891©
sarah@sarahccampbell.com
www.sarahccampbell.com
Jackson, MS

Campbell creates picture books with facts and photographs. Campbell’s latest book, Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature (Boyds Mills Press, 2014), is her second book that explains an interesting mathematical pattern and explores the ways it shows up in nature. It follows Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature (Boyds Mills Press, 2010). Her first book, Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator (Boyds Mills Press, 2008), tells the story of a snail that eats other snails and slugs. Kids, teachers, librarians, parents, and grandparents have embraced both books for their simple, compelling texts and stunning up-close photographs. All three are ALSC Notable Children’s Books; Mysterious Patterns is a Cook Prize Honor Book; and Wolfsnail is a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. In addition to creating books, Campbell also teaches. She conducts short-term arts integrated residencies featuring photography in schools, presents professional development for teachers and librarians who want to infuse their lessons with nature, photography, and book-making, and teaches nonfiction writing and photography to other writers.

WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE:

Title: Writing From Nature
Description: Campbell, author and photo-illustrator, shares the story behind the publication of her two award-winning picture books, Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator and Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature. Campbell’s multi-media presentation showcases the books’ stunning macro photography. Review of Growing Patterns by The Horn Book Magazine: “With its glossy, clutter-free pages; crisp, colorful photographs; and clear, straight-to-the-point text, this interactive picture book by the creators of Wolfsnail is an attractive, satisfying introduction to the Fibonacci sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, ...”
Targeted towards:
Teachers in grades: pre-K through 8
Students in grades: pre-K through 8
Administrators for: pre-K through 8
Instructional time: 75-90 minutes (can be adapted shorter or longer)
Maximum number of participants: 25

Title: Nonfiction Bookmaking: We’ve Got Curriculum Covered
Description: In this professional development workshop, participants will be engaged in an interactive multimedia presentation where Campbell will share research related to the reading and writing connection and content area instruction, particularly in math and science (features Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards). Campbell will also share examples of high-quality informational trade books and provide insights into the research, writing and publishing processes that accompany such informational text writing. After introducing three options for bookmaking, an “instant” book, an accordion folding book, and a scroll book, and student-created examples of each, Campbell will facilitate small-group sessions in which participants will have the opportunity to actually create their own book via one of the three bookmaking methods. Participants will leave with a book which could then be used as a model for student work in their classrooms. Finally, participants will come back together to discuss potential pitfalls with and share solutions related to integrating writing in math and science instruction, including, but not limited to: topic selection, writing, bookmaking, and illustration. Session participants will receive practical handouts with instructions for creating all three types of books and a list of high quality informational texts for use in math and science instruction.
Targeted towards:
Teachers in grades: pre-K through 8
Teaching Artists
Arts Specialists
Other: Parents
Instructional time: 120 minutes, can be adapted shorter or longer.
Maximum number of participants: 25

OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE:

Collaborative lesson planning and implementation with classroom teachers on:
Nonfiction bookmaking and photography
Fibonacci Folding Book Project
Visualizing Math Stories
Digging Deep: School Field Guides

Title: Fractal Pop-Up Project
Description: Campbell creates picture books with facts and photographs. Campbell’s latest book, Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature (Boyds Mills Press, 2014), is her second book that explains an interesting mathematical pattern and explores the ways it shows up in nature. It follows Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature (Boyds Mills Press, 2010). Her first book, Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator (Boyds Mills Press, 2008), tells the story of a snail that eats other snails and slugs. Kids, teachers, librarians, parents, and grandparents have embraced both books for their simple, compelling texts and stunning up-close photographs. All three are ALSC Notable Children’s Books; Mysterious Patterns is a Cook Prize Honor Book; and Wolfsnail is a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. In addition to creating books, Campbell also teaches. She conducts short-term arts integrated residencies featuring photography in schools, presents professional development for teachers and librarians who want to infuse their lessons with nature, photography, and book-making, and teaches nonfiction writing and photography to other writers.

Teaching Artist Roster

« Select an artist