Join award winning illustrator and author Selina Alko for a book reading and Culture Doll-making workshop. Selina will read I Is for Immigrants, an alphabet picture book companion to the popular B Is for Brooklyn, that weaves together a multitude of immigrant experiences in a concise, joyful package.
Selina will share about her own heritage and ask participants to think about their family’s origins – their ethnic/cultural customs, clothing, symbols, language, foods and more. There will be time to do a little research on this during the workshop. Inspired by this information, Selina will lead the group through a hands-on workshop to make Culture Dolls.
Supply list includes:
- Pattern papers (origami, wrapping paper)
- Scraps of fabric
- Yarn (for hair)
- Markers, colored pencils, or paints. If paints then also brushes and container of water
- Writing sheet or notebook
- Paper body (this will be sent to participants the morning of to be printed out ahead of time, or copied at the beginning of workshop)
Registrants will receive a Zoom Meeting link the morning of the event (June 24), and will need to create a free Zoom account prior to joining in. For questions, please contact Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org