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An Entertaining & Inspiring Class on Becoming a Book Author & Illustrator!

A single class that will engage and inspire your child to chase any and all of their passions with hard work and perseverance while accepting that failure is a necessary part of success. This is not a writing or drawing instruction class.
Michelle Nelson-Schmidt
40 total reviews for this teacher
18 reviews for this class
Completed by 59 learners
year olds
learners per class

Charged upfront
Meets once
45 minute class

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Class Experience

This is an inclusive class that covers lots of social emotional topics and how to handle them in real life. I will address topics like fear of failure and anxiety and provide techniques to help overcome them. By the end of the class, your child will feel empowered to go after their dreams and believe in themselves. 
I have written and illustrated 32 books for children including board books, picture books, early reader chapter books, and middle grade novels. I have travelled across the country for over 10 years and spoken with hundreds of thousands of children, parents, and teachers at over 1000 schools and libraries in 43 states. 
There is no homework for this class. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
There is no assessment for this class. 
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This is an inclusive class that allows all children to feel safe and empowered. 
I will be referencing and using some of the books I have written and illustrated. Specifically the books I will read are:
Jonathan James and the Whatif Monster, Herman, Cordelia, and parts of Bob is a Unicorn. You can review all of my books on my website at


Michelle Nelson-Schmidt
Lives in the United States
Motivational Speaker and Best-selling Author and Illustrator of Children's Books
40 total reviews
30 completed classes

About Me

I give motivational talks that encourage children of all ages using my books, art, and personal stories. 
I have spoken in thousands of schools across the country to hundreds of thousands of children encouraging them them to follow their dreams... 
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