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Program name: Make a Picture Book with Elizabeth Sayles
Program category: Literature- Creative Writing
Visual Arts- Drawing
Visual Arts- Cartooning
Program length: 45 mins and up
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: up to 25
Program description: This in-class workshop is presented by award-winning and best-selling picture book illustrator and author, Elizabeth Sayles. It begins with a demonstration of how a picture book is made, from typed manuscript to thumbnail sketches, the dummy book, revisions, final sketches, final art and finally arriving at a printed and bound book. Workshop attendees will create their own stories and illustrate them using props and toys (provided in the workshop) and a lot of imagination. They will be creating the thumbnail sketches for their own picture book! To create illustrations for a book, artists need to develop drawing skills and craftsmanship. They use pencils, paint, pastels, paper and canvas and other media. But they also use memory, imagination, observation skills to help come up with the ideas for the pictures and stories. This workshop can be for age groups ranging from 2nd grade - adult
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Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $351- $500
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: Travel outside of Rockland, Westchester, Orange, and Putnam Counties needs to be negotiated separately
Other notes:
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Long Island
Program last updated: 02/10/2010
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Elizabeth Sayles
Phone: 845-270-9113
Mailing address:
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Previous appearances at: Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, MI, Christ Church Day School, NYC, NY, Hutchinson Elementary School, Pelham, NY, Patterson Library, Patterson, NY, Nyack Library, Nyack, NY
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 05/28/2014


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