Author Illustrator Enrichment Program

Students ENTERING grades 2-7 are able to register for the Author Illustrator Enrichment Program.  The program will be run by author, illustrator, and local teacher Janelle Vargo.  Janelle has been an Intervention Specialist since 2008.  She has K-12 licensure, Reading Endorsement, and Masters Degree from Wright State University.  She has been published in the ASCD,  interviewed in eSchool News and Language Magazine, created lessons for WonderGrove Learn, wrote and illustrated Little Suzie,  and illustrated Saving Gideon.

Janelle has been teaching art classes for over 10 years, first for Greenville Council on Rural Services, and now through Two Birds LLC in Tipp City.

This program will be held at 475 South First St. Tipp City, and courses are limited to the first 10 students per series who register and pay 1/2 upon registration.


Student authors will be guided through a collaborative process of writing, revising, and editing during the first hour of each day.  The second hour of the program will focus on artwork and illustrations.  Each program series will focus on different techniques and mediums to ensure that the published book, although collaborative, has an attractive flow.  Speaking of publishing… YES!  These books will be printed and published!  Each student who completes the program will receive 10 copies of their book.  Student authors will be invited to attend the Two Birds Book Sale in the fall where they will have their own book sale and signing.  Students will be provided invitations for friends and family.  Students who sign and sell their books will keep their money!

PROGRAM SERIES 1: June 10-14 , 3:00-5:00 pm   If I were a Unicorn: This book will be colorful, creative, and humorous.  Student authors will be stretched to think and create beyond their current boundaries.

PROGRAM SERIES 2: June 24-28, 3:00-5:00 pm  Dinosaurs Can’t: This book will explore mental and social boundaries in a fun way.  Student authors will conduct research about dinosaurs, bring them to life artistically, and then provide them human limitations which they must overcome creatively by using their weaknesses.

PROGRAM SERIES 3: July 8-12, 3:00-5:00 pm Apple Island: Have you ever wondered what teachers do… or where they go on summer vacation? Our author illustrators will tell (and show) you ALL about it! Student authors will learn about writing with humor and enhancing their vision with illustrations.

PROGRAM SERIES 4:  July 22-26, 3:00-5:00 pm   This book will be a comic / graphic novel which aims to help kids face and conquer their fears. Student authors will learn about dialogue and narration.


Price is $250/series. The price includes the week of writing and art instruction, publication and printing of the book, and needed supplies for the project.


call or text with your name and program series information 937-409-4546



Reserve your spot with 50% payment

Registration fee of $125 will secure you child’s seat in the Author Illustrator Enrichment Program. Be sure to contact Two Birds with the title and dates of the series your child would like to attend. The remaining $125 will be due on or before the first day of the series. Contact Two birds to pay via cash or check, or for information on household discounts.