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Saturday Stories at the Society of Illustrators

A monthly illustrator-led read-aloud, hands-on workshop, and book-signing series

The Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is excited to present a new Saturday workshop series for children and families called Saturday Stories.

Led by accomplished and award-winning illustrators who are also skilled teachers, these monthly intergenerational opportunities focus on the art of the picture book.

Each workshop begins with a read-aloud of one of the illustrator’s books and an introduction to their work. This then leads into a hands-on workshop whereby participants have the opportunity to explore the illustrator’s materials and processes and create their own original work of art to take home. The Society provides all workshop materials, including a signed copy of the book read aloud.

Under each illustrator’s guidance and encouragement during workshops, young artists learn to tell their own stories and create their own characters . Since each month highlights a different illustrator and book, this series gives participants an opportunity to learn about many new materials, techniques, and ways of thinking and creating. From collage to painting, pastels, digital illustration, colored pencil and more, our Fall 2018 lineup of illustrators includes Carin Berger, Eric Velasquez, and Jamison Odone .

This incredible roster of illustrators illuminate their diverse processes and materials involved in creating illustrations, how their artwork gets transformed into books, collaboration with authors or becoming both author and illustrator of their own books, how they got their start in the world of illustration, and what other projects they’re working on.

The Society’s Director of Education and Public Programs, Aliza Boyer, remarks, “This is a valuable experience for children to learn directly from illustrators while being surrounded by examples of original works of art in our galleries, and connect with their adult companions and peers while working with their hands and developing new skills. In keeping with the Society’s mission ‘to contribute to future artists and to the community at large, and honor its preeminent practitioners,’ we welcome young children and aspiring artists ages 4 and up* and their adult companions to join us and new teaching illustrators each month for Saturday Stories.”

* Our suggested age of participants is based on the recommended age for the book in focus for that month.

November 3: Jamison Odone, The Tyger: A Requiem (suggested age: 8-12 year olds)

SOCIETY of ILLUSTRATORS (128 East 63rd St., New York City)
Once a month on Saturdays from 11am-1pm
Cost: $25 for 1 adult + 1 child; $10 for additional children to participate
Cost covers admission to the museum, workshop and all workshop materials, signed book by the illustrator and snack.

Visit www.societyillustrators.org for calendar and more information.

About the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators:
Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators and its Museum of Illustration together comprise America’s longest-standing nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration. The mission of SI/MI is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration and its history and evolving nature through exhibitions and educational programs.

For questions please contact:
Aliza Boyer, Director of Education and Public Programs

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