Jennifer O’Connell

Children’s Book Author & Illustrator

 

2019

Wednesday, January 9
Virtual Presentations (K-1, 2-3, 4-5) Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Hawthorne Elementary School
Sioux Falls, SD

fullsizeoutput 5e26

Wednesday, January 23

Presentation Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Nantucket Elementary School
Crofton, MD

February 11 - 15
Artist in Residence Program/Workshop with Grades K - 5
The Bullis School
Potomac, MD

IMG 5800       IMG 5845  

IMG 5799       IMG 5777

Bullis Ks hug 2 19      IMG 5814

Monday, February 25
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Houston Elementary School, through An Open Book
Washington, DC

Plummer ES 2 25 19
With Third Grade Teacher, Kevin Wright

Monday, February 25
Family Night, Including a Presentation, Student Activity and Q&A with Parents,
Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story

Plummer Elementary School, through Turning the Page
Washington, DC

Plummer ES photo 2 25 19
This student was very proud of his amazing underwater scene!

Thursday, March 14
ARTstravaganza - Let's Create A Picture Book!
Workshops with Four Second Grade Classes
St. Stephens and St. Agnes School
Alexandria, VA

Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 2.40.59 PM

March - April
6 Day Artist in Residence Program/Workshop with Grade 3
Claremont Immersion Elementary School
Arlington, VA

 Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 2.44.35 PM   Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 2.45.59 PM

 

Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 2.55.59 PM   Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 2.45.00 PM   Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 2.45.44 PM

Monday, May 6
Presentation and Craft Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story

Loudoun Country Day School
Leesburg, VA

Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 2.16.16 PM

Saturday, August 31, 10:00 am
Reading and Craft at The Washington Post's Booth
The Library of Congress National Book Festival
The Washington, DC Convention Center

Monday, September 23
Educators Night  
Storyhouse - Bookstore on Wheels
Dawson's Market, Rockville, MD

Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 1.06.10 PM    Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 1.26.55 PM     
Talking about books and with author, Karen Leggett, and her beautiful books, illustrated by Susan Roth. 

Thursday, October 31
Presentation Featuring Ten timid Ghosts 
Loudoun Country Day School
Leesburg, MD

Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 1.38.27 PM

Monday, December 16
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Monocacy Elementary School, 
Dickerson, MD

Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 2.20.38 PM

Monocacy ES has THIS view by their school. Sugarloaf Mountain!

Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 2.20.11 PM

2020

Thursday, January 30 - Sunday February 2
Attended Kindling Words East Author-Illustrator-Editor Retreat
The Essex Inn 
Essex Junction, VT

Friday, February 7 - Sunday February 9
Attended SCBWI Winter Conference 
The Grand Hyatt Hotel 
New York City

Tuesday, February 11
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Nantucket Elementary School, 
Crofton, MD

Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 1.24.24 PM

March 
Artist in Residence Program/Workshop with Grade 3
Claremont Immersion Elementary School
Arlington, VA

Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 1.44.46 PM    Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 1.45.08 PM
Photos from 2018 - We had to cancel after the first day of our workshop, because of Covid! : (

March
Artist in Residence Program - Making Picture Books - After School Club
Annapolis Elementary School
Annapolis, VA

Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 2.00.19 PM     AScreen Shot 2021 01 27 at 1.59.16 PM

                         Annapolis ES has a wonderful view! This was a fun and creative after school club.

   Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 1.59.54 PM          Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 2.01.01 PM

Thursday, July 2, 11 AM
Zoom Workshop - Lets Draw Characters With Emotions and Create Stories!
Main Street Community
Rockville, MD

Screen Shot 2021 02 02 at 10.57.02 AM    Screen Shot 2021 02 02 at 10.55.52 AM


June 28, 2-3:30
Zoom Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
The Village Community
Bethesda, MD

September 10 - October 18
My painting, Letters Unwritten was juried into The 2020 Athenaeum Invitational: Moments in Time... A Very Weird Time
The Athenaeum  
Alexandria, VA

Wednesday, October 28
VIRTUAL Presentation Featuring Ten timid Ghosts 
Loudoun Country Day School
Leesburg, MD

Screen Shot 2021 01 27 at 3.00.00 PM

The Ten Timid Ghosts come to our house every Halloween! My studio is the room 
on the right with the bay window (our old garage)!

2021

Sunday, May 16
Let's Make a Picture Book! Workshop - A one-on-one experience 
Contribution to the Loudoun Country Day School Auction 
Leesburg, VA

Friday, July 2
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Marumsco Hills Elementary School - Camp Read-A-Lot (Shenandoah University Graduate Student "Counselors") 
Woodbridge, VA

Wednesday, July 14
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Quarles Elementary School - Camp Read-A-Lot (Shenandoah University Graduate Student "Counselors")  
Winchester, VA

Friday, July 16
My painting, Letters Unwritten was juried into The 2021 Phillips Invitational: Inside Outside, Upside Down
The Phillips Gallery 

Washington, DC

Jennifer by Letters Unwritten at Phillips thumb be2c  UNADJUSTEDNONRAW thumb bd34

Monday, October 25
Presentation Featuring Ten timid Ghosts 
Loudoun Country Day School
Leesburg, MD

Thursday, October 28
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story 
Walker-Jones Educational Campus, sponsored by KPMG's Family for Literacy Program, which partners with First Book
Each student attending the two presentations received an Eye of the Whale book! 
Washington, DC

Screen Shot 2022 07 03 at 1.42.14 PM   Screen Shot 2022 07 03 at 1.42.00 PM

2022

Thursday, March 17
ARTstravaganza - Let's Create A Picture Book!
Workshops with Four Second Grade Classes
St. Stephens and St. Agnes School
Alexandria, VA

   

Tuesday, May 10
Presentation Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story

Loudoun Country Day School
Leesburg, VA

Friday, May 20
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Kenwood School, 
Annandale, MD

IMG 3797