Speaking + Events

I make time to speak at events and prepare workshops on topics that relate to my work in art education and creativity. You can click on the links below for more information.

lisa yokota and rachelle doorleyUpcoming Events

Monterey Library. Monterey, CA, June 10, 2017

Deep Space Sparkle Live Workshop. Santa Barbara,CA June 23-24, 2017

Process Over Product. Los Angeles, CA, July 7-8, 2017

Recent Speaking Events + Workshops

Process Over Product. Parent and Teacher Training. San Francisco, CA, 2016

Kids and Art Workshop. Artist Trading Cards. Palo Alto, CA. 2016

Alt Summit. How to Write a Book Proposal that can’t be Ignored. Salt Lake City, UT, 2016

The Creative Table: Exploring Materials Combinations for Young Makers. Professional Development at Google Children’s Center, Mountain View, CA, 2015.

How to Naturally Dye Easter Eggs, Bay Area People, KTVU Fox, 2015

Family Fling at the Exploratorium. San Francisco, CA, 2015

Meet the Maker: Tinkering Workshop for Children.Ventana School. Los Altos, CA, 2015

How to set up a home environment that fosters hands-on making and creativity, Los Gatos Saratoga Observation Nursery School, Los Gatos, CA, 2015

Marion Cilker Art Education Conference. Keynote. San Jose, CA, 2014

Book Tour. Books Inc. San Francisco, CA, 2014

Book Tour. Book Passage. Corte Madera, CA, 2014

Bing Nursery School Play Institute Symposium, Stanford, CA,  2014

Book Tour. Porter Books. Cambridge, MA, 2014

Book Tour. Books of Wonder. NYC, NY, 2014

Nurturing Creative Kids Art Making and Mini Tour. San Jose Museum of Art. San Jose, CA, 2014

Tinkering Family Event. Portland Art Museum. Portland, OR, 2014

Holiday Family Day at the Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA, 2014

Podcast Interviews

Parenting On Cue : Tinkerlab’s Genius Creator Shares Tips on How to Get Creative with Your Children

Art Made Easy: Artful Practices for Young Makers


Screen Free Alternatives for Sick Days,Washington Post, March, 2017.

TinkerLab: Experimenting in the Creative Sandbox. Palo Alto Online, April, 2016.

TinkerLab Offers Effortless Ideas for Sparking Kids’ Creativity. Palo Alto Pulse, March 2016.

Work with Rachelle

To start a conversation about booking me for your next event, email me at:

rachelle at tinkerlab.com