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Virtual Saturday Stories: Monthly illustrator-led workshops for children & families: Featured Artist Erin Bennett Banks

June 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Presented monthly, Saturday Stories invites guest illustrators to lead children and their adult companions in a read-aloud Zoom workshop related to the wide range of materials and processes that illustrators use to create their picture books.

Virtually meet storybook artist Erin Bennett Banks as she talks about her work as an illustrator and reads selections from The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom, written by Bettye Stroud and published by Candlewick Press. Following a book reading and a discussion about the role of patterns and symbolism, students will be guided through the steps of creating their own paper version of a patchwork quilt using symbols. Suggested materials for this virtual workshop are: poster board; origami squares or scrapbook paper with patterns; scissors; glue sticks; any craft materials helpful in creating patterns, markers, crayons, construction paper, etc.

Good for all ages 5 and up.

This program is free to attend. Thank you to The Bruce J.Heim Foundation for supporting this event. Their generous gift and belief that books play a vital role in the development of a child’s imagination and dreams greatly aids our educational programming for K-12 students. 

About the Artist:

Erin Bennett Banks is an illustrator with a passion for rich narratives and culturally distinct storytelling. Banks has illustrated seven children’s books published in the U.S. and Canada, earning recognition by The New York Times, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, and the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. She has created artwork for Highlights for Children Magazine, Candlewick Press, McGraw-Hill, The Weekly Reader, and Harvard Business Review. A New York native with an MFA in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Banks currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where she loves to make art with her illustrator husband and three creative girls. Her illustrations can be viewed here.

Headshot by MCG Photography.


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June 19
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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