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Virtual Saturday Stories featuring Sergio Ruzzier
October 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Presented monthly, Saturday Stories invites guest illustrators to lead children and their adult companions in a read-aloud workshop related to the wide range of materials and processes that illustrators use to create their picture books.
Meet incomparable award – winning author and illustrator Sergio Ruzzier in his art studio in Italy! After reading No! Said Custard the Squirrel , Sergio will show how he works on his drawings: sketch, pencil drawing, ink (dip pen), and watercolor. Then he will encourage drawing on paper with any tools you like to use. Participants will create two animal characters; dress them as plainly or crazily as they want; naming them with the weirdest or the most normal names; and show them in a few situations in which one character won’t leave the other alone! This inspiring and whimsical workshop is good for all ages 5 and up. For more about Sergio http://www.ruzzier.com/
About the Artist
Sergio Ruzzier is a picture book author and illustrator. He was born in Milan, Italy, in 1966, and began his career as an illustrator in 1986. Sergio has written and illustrated many picture books, including Fox and Chick: The Party, a 2019 Geisel Honor Book; Two Mice; and more. He was a recipient of the 2011 Sendak Fellowship. After many years in Brooklyn, NY, he now lives in a very old house in the Apennine Mountains in northern Italy.
This program is supported, in part, by funds
from the following organizations: