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Interested in a piece of art? A workshop? A school program? One on one coaching? Have something to share with me?

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My email is: dar(at)darsworld(dot)com

You can also call me: 908.720.2066

New Hope, PA


The official web site of Dar (Hosta) James, artist, author, illustrator & educator.

School Assemblies


What Do I Do for a Presentation/Assembly? 

My School Visits are energetic, interactive, multi-media experiences for kids like no other author visit they have seen.

My large group presentation is a virtual studio tour, through a projected DVD of me working on a real book, showing step-by-step, the actual process involved in taking a picture book from idea to finished product. I follow this up with a slide show that lets kids get to know me, reinforces the ideas they just learned about and is presented in a way that is interesting, fun, educational, and appropriate for all elementary grade levels; kids and grown ups alike will leave with a smile on their faces!

For a complete description, download my Information Packet.