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Joan Waites


I am a former adjunct faculty member of the Corcoran Museum School of Art and Design, where I taught a variety of children’s classes and special museum workshops for six years at both the museum and at Glen Echo Park. I also have experience teaching at Create Arts Center in Silver Spring, and after school art enrichment at Grace Episcopal School. I have participated in several artist-in-residence programs at area elementary schools, and have been invited to do school visit programs at numerous elementary, middle and high schools in the local area and out of state. I have primarily worked as a freelance professional Children's Book Illustrator for over 20 years, with over 45 published titles. My debut picture book as both author and illustrator was released in fall 2017, with forthcoming author/illustrator titles to come in 2019 and beyond. I am a member of The Children’s Book Guild of Washington D.C., The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, The Picture Book Artist’s Association, and the National Art Educator’s Association. For a more complete bio and samples of my work, please visit:

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