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I love to visit Schools and do Talks & Workshops at Libraries, Conferences, and other events!

Please visit my ScrapKins website to learn more. Thanks.

“Brian Yanish was a fantastic guest author when he visited our school. He engaged with our children beautifully where he expertly took them on a journey of creativity.  By the end of his assembly every single child was desperate to make something! It is rare that we have a visitor that can connect so positively with all our pupils. I would have him back in a heart beat.”
- Mrs Dawn Persad, Head of School, Henry Cavendish Primary School Balham, United Kingdom

“We were very lucky to host Brian Yanish at Norwood Fontbonne Academy for a visit with our 1st-3rd Graders. Brian's presentation was informative, interesting, and engaging for the students and teachers both. Students left the presentation motivated to collect used materials to build and create new things. Since the visit, students have been sharing with me their creations, and they are so excited to create stories around their creations involving the Scrapkins! One student was quoted that afternoon saying "I can't believe I just met a real, live author!" We were thrilled to meet Brian, and we are still energized by what he shared with us that day!"
- Shannon Craige, Librarian, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, Philadelphia

"Students and teachers LOVED the presentation. There was something for everyone, and all of the students couldn't WAIT to start creating using found materials. The creativity Brian inspired in them was magnificent. We also can't keep his book on the library shelves!"
- Tami Holihan, Librarian, Park Road Elementary School

“Brian Yanish and ScrapKins are an amazing find for any school!  His creativity combined with his ability to connect with students guarantees an excellent Assembly or visiting artist experience. We cannot wait to have him back! The boys have not stopped talking about him in- art as well as science classes! ”
 - Laurie Gruhn, Head of Lower School, The Browning School, NYC