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.