Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Event: Illustrator Gathering

Generally on the third Thursday of every month from 7-9 PM – Each month be sure to email Lisa, at her email listed below, that you will be attending so she can let you know that months Schmooze’s venue. The Schmoozes are a great place for chapter illustrators to gather to share inspiration, techniques, critique current projects and enjoy the company of other illustrators of children’s books.

Here are the dates for our 2019/2020 season Schmoozes:

Sept 19 – Email Lisa (email address below) as this schmooze will be off campus and she will need to email you the address.

Oct 24changing from 17th. I am waiting to hear from model guild to confirm. Opera sketch night is 16th.

Nov 21 – There is an exhibit by Brian Kesinger, illustrator, sculptor and animator. I put in a request for a docent tour. That is tentative because they usually aren’t there late, but they put in a request for us. Bring your sketchpad, and pencils too. It is always great to sketch from an accomplished artist work. Hope you join us on the 21st!  For more info on Brian Kesinger click here.

Dec – No Schmooze in December

Jan 23 – Rare Book presentation is on January 23rd at our regular UCSD location, room number 116.

Feb 20 – There will be a costumed model to draw. We will be at UCSD extension room 111, and there is a $5 charge for the room.

Mar 19 – Cancelled due to Social Distancing. Kids modeling at UCSD, room 111 – Looking for child models!!
If anyone would like to lend us their children to draw 🙂 Or a niece or nephew, friend? it would be great fun to have them. We can have some art supplies for them or if they’d like to do homework, read… any age is welcome. We can help watch them while we all draw.

We did this last year and it was great fun. Our models were awesome! We will give them a small model fee as well $$.
If you are interested in this please email and let me know Thanks!

April 16 – Cancelled due to Social Distancing

May 21 – TBD room 111 – Probably will be cancelled but watch here to be sure

Come join us for the last get together of the season!!

You are invited to drop in and be a part of the discussion/community. For details about any special plans for the evening, please contact me, Lisa Venditelli Karmel, at