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September 21, 2010 - January 23, 2011
Central Library
(branch info)

Panel Discussion: My Inspiration
Children's author and illustrator John Bemelmans Marciano, the grandson of Madeline creator Ludwig Bemelmans, discusses the world of children's literature and illustrations with fellow illustrators R. Gregory Christie (Bad News For Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall; The Champ), Sophie Blackall (Big Red Lollipop; Meet Wild Boars), John Rocco (Fu Finds the Way; Moonpowder), and Melanie Cecka, Bloomsbury's editorial director for children's literature.

Central Library - Dweck Center
Sunday, September 26, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Age group: Young Adults and Adults

Family Day: Illustrators' Festival
All ages can enjoy this fair that features readings, workshops, book signings and music.
Central Library, Plaza (rain location: Dweck Center)
October 16, 2010, 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Age group: All ages

Meet the Illustrators
Central Library - Dweck Center
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Meet the faces behind the pictures! Illustrators will read from their books and discuss their illustrations.
Come early, as limited space is available.
Please call 718.230.2487 for more information.

Art Workshops with Illustrators
Central Library - Second Floor Meeting Room
Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.
Kids ages 8 to 12 can learn to create art alongside their favorite illustrators!
These workshops can only accommondate 25 kids, so they are first come, first served.

  • Mermaid Tails and Neptune Crowns: Halloween Costumes with Melaine Hope Greenberg
    Join author-illustrator of Mermaids On Parade, Melaine Hope Greenberg to get ready for Halloween. Learn how to craft your own costume. Become a mermaid, Neptune or any sea creature you can imagine.
    Saturday, October 2, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
  • Stamp Making with Kam Mak
    What made your neighborhood or community where you are living now so special to you? For author/illustrator of My Chinatown: One Year In Poems, Kam Mak, the Lunar New Year is the most exciting holiday in his community. Kam will illustrate a stamp that best high light and celebrate the uniqueness of his neighborhood and community. For example the carousel in Prospect Park, the Aquarium in Coney Island, he will give a short lesson on designing a stamp and show some examples to the kids. Then he will hand out an 8 x 10 blank stamp sheet so children can put their illustration inside. Many of you will have to use their memories and imagination.
    Saturday, October 9, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
  • Painting a Birthday Party
    If you like painting and partying join illustrator Boris Kulikov for this workshop. You'll get an opportunity to create and illustrate your own story about a birthday party of your friend or pet or any character.
    Saturday, October 23, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
  • Character Creations
    Sergio Ruzzier author/illustrator of Hey, Rabbit! will talk about how a picture book comes to life. He will ask kids to create a character and use it in their own story.
    Saturday, October 30, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
  • Cock-A-Doodle Moooo! Animal Combinations with Keith DuQuette
    With the guidance of author/illustrator of Cock-a-doodle moooo!, Keith Du Quette and a workshop featuring drawings of a diverse group of real animals, participants are asked to draw their own animal combination, put it in a setting, and give it a made-up name. At the conclusion of the workshop, the children will have an opportunity to share their wondrous animal creation with the group.
    Saturday, November 6, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
  • The Art of the Book Jacket with John Rocco
    John Rocco is the illustrator of over thirty book jackets, including the covers for the bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. John will explain his own process for creating jackets and then work with kids designing exciting new jackets for pre-existing books that they have already read.
    Saturday, November 13, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
  • Transportation with Selina Alko
    Make Your Own 3-D Train with Selina Alko. She will begin by reading her book, My Subway Ride and showing classic subway cars from NYC Subway trains book with 3-D traditional trains. Kids will have the opportunity to create their own trains out of cardboard boxes, recycled materials and paint.
    Saturday, November 20, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
  • Leaves for Winter with Sophie Blackall
    Illustrator Sophie Blackall and participants will draw, paint, cut, fold and create mythical, enchanted, mysterious, fantastical trees with Chinese ink and collage.
    Saturday, December 4, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
  • Make Your Own Blank Book with Aileen Leijten
    Using recycled and found paper, artist Aileen Leijten will help you create small books that can be used as sketch books, note books, poetry books and journals, or all of the above.
    Saturday, December 11, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
  • Paper Jungle with Yunmee Kyong
    Artist Yunmee Kyong and participants will use papier-mache to make four-legged, two-legged or no legged animals!
    Saturday, January 8, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
  • Masks from Around the World with SAm Tomasello
    Masks have been an important part of many cultures around the world, including the Pacific Northwest Coast, Japan, Africa, and Brazil. Workshop participants will receive a blank paper mask form to decorate with oil pastels or construction paper, and feathers. Artist SAm Tomasello will demonstrate how to create paper sculpture elements to glue onto masks. After the decoration process is finished, we will make the masks three-dimensional so that they can be worn.
    Saturday, January 15, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
  • Children Make Terrible Pets...but Terrific Artists with Peter Brown
    Artist Peter Brown will discuss how he combined wood grains, cut papers and drawings to make the art for his newest picture book, Children Make Terrible Pets. Then he'll help the kids use those same materials to make their own woodsy works of art.
    Saturday, January 22, 2011, 2:30 p.m.



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