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Saturday Stories: Illustrator-led Workshops for Children & Families : Featuring Jamison Odone

November 3, 2018

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. 

On November 3rd, illustrator Jamison Odone will read from The Tyger: A Requiem, an homage and goodbye to his dear friend and mentor Maurice Sendak, whose work will be on view and sale at the Society between October 23rd – November 3rd. Jamison will then lead participants through a brainstorming session and the creation of their own monsters and compositions inspired by observation of different objects, shapes, textures, etc. including objects found in nature. A signed book by Odone, small snack, and all workshop materials will be provided. Good for all ages, 5 and up!

About Jamison: 
Jamison Odone is author and illustrator of picture books and graphic novels, an exhibiting artist and professor of illustration. He spent many years as a newspaper and magazine illustrator for numerous publications. In 2015, Odone co-founded the independent publishing collective, Box Books. That same year, St. John’s University in NY held a solo exhibition of his work and published a book based on his visual art and literary career. In 2016, his limited edition illustrated book titled The Tyger: A Requiem (poem by William Blake) was released. Currently, he is writing and illustrating a graphic novel about Vincent Van Gogh which will be released in 2019. Jamison was dear friends with Maurice Sendak and misses the heck out of him every, single, day.

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$25 covers admission and workshop for 1 adult + 1 child. Additional children are $10/each.

While you’re here, visit our dining room and patio for lunch or refreshments. Open 11:00am – 3:00pm.


November 3, 2018
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