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Virtual Saturday Stories: Monthly illustrator-led workshops for children & families: Featured Artist Greg Pizzoli

August 21, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Presented monthly, Saturday Stories invites guest illustrators to 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. 

Greg Pizzoli has made almost forty picture books as well as three graphic novels starring Baloney A. Pig and his friends Peanut, Bizz, and Krabbit. In this workshop, Greg will discuss how making graphic novels differs from making picture books, and walk us through his process for both. Greg will demonstrate how to make a simple folded book using just one sheet of paper, and help participants to create their own comics starring Baloney and friends! Supplies needed: several blank pieces of paper, a pencil with eraser, anything else you like to draw with, a pair of scissors, and a sense of humor.

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:

Greg Pizzoli is the author and illustrator of many award-winning books for children, including The Watermelon Seed (Geisel Award), Good Night Owl (Geisel Honor), The Book Hog (Geisel Honor), and Tricky Vic (The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year). His newest books are a series of graphic novels for emerging readers called Baloney and Friends. Greg lives with his wife and daughter in Philadelphia. Visit him at


Join us for Saturday Stories hosted by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Laura will introduce us to her book Red, and lead us on a special artist workshop. Learn more >


August 21, 2021
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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