I AM a mom, a storyteller, an artist, a teacher,
a lover of books, technology and Forever Learning.
I AM silly, GEEKY, serious, passionate, resilient, curious, AMBITIOUS, Creative, HOPEful, Giving, Caring & Strong.
MY PLATE is FULL of
 Love, Life , Teaching and Creating.

Quotes from students:
"I am grateful to Peggy for her patient and enthusiastic support enabling me to complete that all important first draft of two books I had started but not finished. Her experience, good humour, sure view and constructive questioning approach made all the difference.... and my stories and
illustrations remain all my own. Further, I now have a group of new friends supporting each other's work. "
- Rob Howat


"I love Peggy’s enthusiasm. In the workshop I attended, she created a very positive and supportive energy within the group, providing individual attention to each project, as well as building appreciation for many different styles by making storytime part of every class and sharing her
favourite books."
- Marilyn King


"Peggy's teaching style is warm and supportive and she is quickly able to adapt her approach to one's age, experience and skill-level. A very talented illustrator and writer, Peggy has a thorough understanding of the children's book publishing business, from start to finish. She knows whatshe's talking about, loves what she does and her enthusiasm is contagious! Her Children's Book course was enjoyable and informative - 'highlyrecommend! "

- Laurie Near, teacher and fine artist

 

"I enjoyed my Story book Illustration course with Peggy very much. Peggy is a firecracker full of enthusiasm, inspiration and positive feedback and she knows her stuff. I came away with a good kick start for my children's book and that is just what I needed. I also cannot forget to mention... boy can she read and write a story. Best part of the class was listening to the reading of children's books ....just a magical time in class. "
Julie Eckert, fine artist, illustrator

ALL images © 2019 Peggy Collins.