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Did you ever wonder what it would be like to be a professional artist? Laurie McAdam has been a professional artist for over 25 years and has a fascinating and colorful story to tell. She is employed fulltime as an Editorial artist at The Modesto Bee, a daily newspaper in Modesto, California.

She is also a children's book illustrator and wildlife artist. McAdam will wow your classroom or club with her visually My Idol Experiencepacked presentation. It not only is a treat visually but inspirationally. She encourages people to not give up their dreams no matter what obstacles they encounter along their chosen path.

As much a motivational speaker as an award-winning artist, McAdam shares her ups and downs and talks a great deal about luck and being in the right place at the right time. She believes anyone can get lucky, they just need to be prepared when they do.

Her talks can be geared to any age group from 5 years old through boomers to senior citizens. She has given talks to all age levels and at schools, book fairs, libraries, including writing groups, art leagues, numerous organized clubs and also at book signings.

Presentations by Laurie McAdam

The colorful show may be in an intimate classroom environment or full-sized auditoriums.

The complete presentation is usually a full hour with a question and answer period at the end. McAdam has just recently added to her already jam-packed program an added segment about her Idol Experience.


lilac bullet  Location requirements: Presentation area must be within a 100 mile radius of Modesto, California.

pink bullet  Professional presentation fees: $200.00 for 1 hour session, full assembly. $100.00 1 hour session 30-student classroom Add $50 for a 1-hour art workshop following “classroom” presentation

lilac bullet  Fees waved: Pre-sales of books will reduce the fee by $3.00 per book sold before the actual presentation. Book signing will be included in presentation fees. McAdam includes doodle art in signing.

For further information or to request a presentation date & time, please email Laurie at

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