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Saturday Stories Online: Shawn Harris

November 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Join acclaimed illustrator, Shawn Harris for this fun Webinar Workshop!

Animals in the wild can be hard to spot! Often, they use a tactic called “camouflaging” to blend in with their surroundings. Shawn will show how to make collages (illustrations made using cut paper) from his book, A Polar Bear in the Snow, where he used only white paper. But what about the blue pages? He’ll show attendees how he used colored lights to change the hue of his monochromatic originals. Afterward, he’ll lead workshoppers in creating their own camouflage collage using paper, (plain white for Arctic scenes, or colored paper for other habitats). Papers, a pair of scissors, and a drawing tool of choice are needed for the workshop.

To celebrate THE ORIGINAL ART, the Society is pleased to share this free event@ Thank you to The Bruce J.Heim Foundation for supporting this program. 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.

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About the Artist:
Shawn Harris’s first illustrated book Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers received seven starred reviews, was an Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book, an ALA Notable, and a PW Best Book of the Year. His other picture books include Eggers’s What Can a Citizen Do, which was a Time Magazine Best Children’s Book, and Everyone’s Awake by Colin Meloy (May 03,2020). His latest books include A Polar Bear in the Snow by Mac Barnett, as well as Have You Ever Seen a Flower? and Doing Business, both of which he also wrote.  Harris also occasionally moonlights as singer/songwriter of the popular Oakland, California band The Matches, whose early 2000’s album art sparked his illustration career.  He lives in Northern California with his wife and their dog and enjoys surfing.To learn more visit:


November 14, 2020
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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