Society of
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Different Approaches: Workshop with Jeffrey Ebbeler

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Date(s) - 10/06/2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Upper Arlington Public Library-Main Library
2800 Tremont Road - Upper Arlington, OH 43221


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Different Approaches: Workshop with Jeffrey Ebbeler

October 6, 2018    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm



On October 6, 2018, Central & Southern Ohio SCBWI welcomes Jeffrey Ebbeler for a workshop on illustrating children’s books. Jeff has more than 60 books under his belt, with experience as both an illustrator and author-illustrator. He’ll speak with our group regarding:


The different approaches he’s used when illustrating books he’s written vs. illustrating books for different authors


How to research history, cultures, and religion when given subject matter that is unfamiliar to the illustrator


His experience illustrating across different genres and age groups


This workshop is perfect for all levels of illustrators, as well as writers looking to gain more insight to the illustration process. An afternoon snack will be included.


If you have any questions, please email We hope you can join us for this exciting event!



Jeffrey Ebbeler has been creating art for children for almost 20 years.  His latest picture book is George the Hero Hound, which is loosely based on his childhood growing up on a farm. Jeff graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He does a monthly comic series, Nestor’s Dock for Ask magazine. He worked as an art director for a children’s book publisher in Chicago. He has also done paper engineering for pop-up books, created large scale murals for schools and churches, and sculpted wooden puppets. Jeff gives many lectures and demonstrations in grade-schools, colleges, and museums. He and his wife currently live in Cincinnati with their twin daughters Olivia and Isabel. Visit to see his books and learn more.