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Virtual Saturday Stories: Monthly illustrator-led workshops for children & families: Featured Artist Yuyi Morales

May 21 @ 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.

Join award winning author and illustrator, Yuyi Morales from her art studio in Mexico, for a behind the scenes look at how she creates her meaningful and captivatingly beautiful picture books. She will present a live workshop, drawing inspiration from her book “Bright Star“. Participants will create their own Bright Star illustrations, based on feelings evoked by someone special in their life.

For this workshop you will need the printable sheet (found clicking the button below the registration), some pencils, some markers, and paper.

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

Yuyi Morales was born in Xalapa, Mexico, the city of flowers and springs. After migrating to the US in 1994, she struggled with English and loneliness in a culture foreign to her but found solace in public libraries, where she read children’s books with her son and discovered a renewed interest in stories and art. She is now the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the New York Times bestseller Dreamers, Nino Wrestles the World, and she is a six-time winner of the Pura Belpre Medal for an outstanding work of literature for children that best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience. Other honors include the Americas Award, the Golden Kite Medal, the Christopher Award, the Jane Adams Award, and the Tomas Rivera Award. In 2015 she received the Caldecott Honor for her book Viva Frida. Find out more about Yuyi HERE.


May 21
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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