Monday, November 26, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Here's the info: view web site for complete schedule and information Updated Schedule due to Hurricane Sandy!
Casper's Fat Tuesday and The Stronger
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
To view the schedule, please click here
Saturday, September 29, 2012
For more Dickens celebrations, don't miss the exhibit, Charles Dickens: The Key to Character at the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street. Loved it! And, if you were as engaged as I was by Catherine Robson at our event in September, she will be speaking at NYPL on Nov. 14 in association with this exhibit.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The day started with 59 kids in the story time.
|The calm after the storm. The library staff was amazing - not a spec of glitter anywhere!|
|Wallace West demonstrating Dickens Character drawing|
|Wish I had taped the panel discussion!|
|Panel discussion guests:Betsy Bird, Catherine Robson, Mike J. Quinn|
|Carol talks about layout for comic books using Great Expectations text as the theme.|
|Comic Book Art demo, Carol Burrell a.k.a Klio|
|Another illustration demo with Wallace|
|Wallace West demonstrating his illustration process|
|Friends of Dickens waiting to perform and Mike J. Quinn|
|Mike J. Quinn|
Friday, August 31, 2012
Meanwhile, here are some great u-tube videos I found while doing the research for this exhibit:
They're fun and interesting!
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
A Conversation with The Children's Book Illustrators Group
Monday, May 21, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
If you find yourself in Long Island, stop by and see the portrait entry of artist and fellow CBIG member Laura Goetz. To see more of Laura's work visit her blog at http://lauraspencil.blogspot.com/ and on CBIG's web site www.cbig-nyc.com
It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul. For me, Laura has the ability to bring the soul of her subject alive through the eyes. It's subtle, but it hits me every time. There's always a quiet emotion just below the surface in her work whether she paints people or animals. Her subjects breathe.
The Art League of Long Island presents:
A Common Theme: Portraiture
An Exhibition of Portraits and Figures
Exhibition Juror, Burton Silverman
May 20 through June 17, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Wow! This past Friday I had the privilege of being a judge for the Morgan Library Museum’s program for children, the Morgan Book Project. Nine judges reviewed a selection of amazing books created by children from 3rd to 8th grades.
Teachers learned the process first and the kids were treated to a gallery tour and an opportunity to see the Morgan’s collection of illuminated manuscripts for inspiration. Back in the classroom, the teachers helped the kids to fabricate the accordion books. The kids wrote their own stories and then illustrated them using paint they created from scratch! Yep, they took raw materials like saffron (for yellow), and cochineal insects (reddish pigment), ground the material up using a mortar and pestle, added a binder and voila! Paint. They were even given 22k gold leaf to use on archival paper. This is serious business! The stories ranged from the anecdotal to full out fantasy. A day with a stomach bug, the birth of hamsters, Dad as a medieval knight, Native American influenced stories, and a magic turtle were some of the themes. They were funny and moving, and the artwork was awesome. As judges we were given guidelines but it was so hard to choose. Well done guys, beautiful work!
Here’s more info on the program:
The Project: In this free program, every year teachers from New York City public schools participate in a four-day Summer Institute for Teachers, developed by the Morgan in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education, and focused on the integration of book arts into the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subject, as well as The New York City Department of Education Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. Through the following fall and winter, these teachers lead their students in the writing, illustration, and binding of manuscript books. They submitted their students' four best projects to a jury. At the end of March, the winning books are featured in a one-day installation at the Morgan, while the students whose books were selected receive an award in the presence of their families, school teachers, and principals in the Gilder Lehrman Hall.
For additional information on the The Morgan Book Project, please visit www.themorgan.org/education/BookProject.asp