Presented monthly, guest illustrators and Society staff lead children and their adult companions in a read-aloud and hands-on workshop related to the wide-range of materials and processes that illustrators use to create their picture books!
On October 13th, enjoy a reading of A Sweet Smell of Roses, illustrated by Eric Velasquez and inspired by countless children and young adults who have taken a stand for freedom and justice. A copy of the book, a small snack, and all workshop materials will be provided. Suggested age (based on book): 5-8 years old.
Illustrator Eric Velasquez was born in Spanish Harlem and he grew up in Harlem. He earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts. Eric has been illustrating for over 30 years and has illustrated over 30 children’s books. Eric’s first picture book “The Piano Man” written by Debbie Chocolate and published by Bloomsbury, won the Coretta-Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent. In 2010, Eric was awarded an NAACP Image award for his work in “Our Children Can Soar” which he collaborated on with 12 notable illustrators of children’s literature. Eric also wrote and illustrated “Grandma’s Records” and its follow up “Grandma’s Gift” which won the 2011 Pura Belpre’ Award for illustration and was also nominated for a 2011 NAACP Image Award. Eric’s latest book, “Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library” by Carole Boston Weatherford has gathered rave reviews and has also won the 2018 Walter Award from the WNDB organization as well as the SCBWI’s The Golden Kite Award. Eric Velasquez lives and works in New York. He teaches book illustration at The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. For more information please visit his website ericvelasquez.com.
RSVP required $25 covers admission and workshop for 1 adult + 1 child.
Additional children are $10/each
While you’re here, visit our dining room and patio for lunch or refreshments. Open 11-3.