Chris Babcock and her daughter Mookie in Bolinas, California, 2005
Chris Babcock is a published children’s book author, illustrator, professional portrait painter, art instructor and mom to her daughter Mookie.
In 1991 while attending The School of Visual Arts in New York City, Chris sold a children’s book she wrote called No Moon, No Milk! to Random House and Scholastic.
From it’s 1993 international publication to present day, Chris Babcock’s No Moon, No Milk! (RANDOM HOUSE/SCHOLASTIC) has sold over a million copies.
No Moon, No Milk! was named one of the top ten children’s books of the year by the New York Times, USA Today, and People Magazine.
In 1996, Chris used the royalties she earned from No Moon, No Milk! to fund her painting and drawing instruction and commissioned portrait businesses.
From 1996 to 2009, Chris developed and practiced her own style of technical and creative drawing and painting lessons at the following schools:
Pioneer Montessori, Sun Valley, Idaho
Rio Grande School, Santa Fe, New Mexico
The French American International School, San Francisco
Convent and Stuart Hall Sacred Heart Schools, San Francisco
St. Joseph’s Sacred Heart School, Atherton, CA.
Marin Montessori, Corte Madera, CA
Ross School in Ross, CA.
Through word of mouth from her art students’ parents, Chris Babcock’s custom portraits of children and families now sell all over the United States and Canada.
In 2009 when her daughter Mookie turned 9, Chris decided it was time to settle down in San Francisco and open her own art school. She and her team of teachers trained by Chris use a combination of soothing humor and loving encouragement to teach students ages 4 and up how to draw and paint modern masterpieces and contemporary art and their own original drawings and paintings using the finest professional grade acrylics on archival, museum quality papers.
The result is each student produces paintings that look astoundingly good.
So good that most parents frame their children’s paintings and hang them in prominent rooms in their home and office. This life changing learning experience and display of their artwork gives each student the strong grounding needed to continue expressing thoughts and feelings through drawing and painting throughout his or her life.