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Laura-Susan Thomas

FOCUS: Illustration

After earning a BFA in Fine Arts, worked for many years as an Illustrator and Designer for Walt Disney Imagineering on such projects as Euro Disney, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Tokyo Disney Seas. She has worked on several children books, illustrated for the LA times Kids Reading Room and Babybug Magazine. As well as illustration, Laura-Susan teaches classes in Digital Painting, Drawing and Art Appreciation at Allen Hancock Community College for the Fine Arts Department & through the C Gallery an ongoing Oil Painting workshop.

A longtime member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) also serving on the board in SCBWI-CenCal region as one of their Illustrator Coordinators helping to organize events for emerging and established illustrators in the organization.

She has been a recent AWoL mentor for our emerging artist Chelsea Ward, who continues to pursue a career in the arts with her business Sketchy Notions.