Visiting Artist Workshop: Collage with Bryan Collier
Date: Wednesday, August 25
Location: Art Barn
Fee: $50 (includes materials, though bring any papers you would like to use!)
All students must wear masks. Ages 6 and older welcome.
Come meet award winning artist Bryan Collier and participate in a unique workshop at Featherstone during From Caldecott to Coretta Scott: Award winning Black Illustrators exhibit curated by
R. Michelson Galleries. The art workshop is an exercise in collage making using simple shapes, colors and textures with basic materials like glue, scissors, pencils, paper, watercolors, brushes and old magazines (bring any personal paper materials you would like to use as well) to create any kind of image your mind can conjure up in a pressure-free environment. Ages six to one hundred and six are encouraged to participate.
Bio: Bryan Collier uses watercolor and collage to create his masterful illustrations. A graduate of Pratt Institute, Collier pursued a career in children’s illustration after feeling like the current children’s book market had no connection to him or his children. He decided to change that. While at Pratt, he was a volunteer at the Harlem Horizon Art Studio located within the Harlem Hospital Center. He later became the Program Director, a position he held for twelve years. Collier has received numerous awards for his writing and illustrations, including four Caldecott Honors, and nine Coretta Scott King Awards (three honors and six winners). Early in his career, Collier also received the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, and he has often spoken about his love of The Snowy Day.
Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope published before Obama won the Democratic nomination for President, was the first picture book about the future President.