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Workshops + Lectures 2018

New Yorker Cartoonist Emily Flake
Jun
26
to Jun 27

New Yorker Cartoonist Emily Flake

Tues June 26 9:30 -12:30 and Wed. June 27 9:30 - 12:30  EMILY FLAKE at Southern Maine Community College

“Joke in the Box: an Introduction to the Art of Single-Panel Gag Cartooning”

Learn the subtle wizardry of writing and drawing a single-panel gag cartoon with New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake in this introductory class. We’ll cover idea-generating techniques, joke-craft, and touch on some drawing basics in our quest to create a piece of hilarious art.

Introductory Master Class two ½ day sessions, $225, class limit 25 students, please register: call 207-772-3585

 

 

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Tom Hart
Jun
26
to Jun 27

Tom Hart

Tues. June 26 1:30 -3:30  TOM HART at Southern Maine Community College

Wed. June 27  1:30 - 3:30 TOM HART at Southern Maine Community College

"Storytelling Flow"

Storytelling Flow workshop with Tom Hart, founder of The Sequential Artist’s Workshop (SAW). Feeling stuck? Tense? Like you can’t  figure out which way to turn? Not sure which idea to build on or how to tell a good idea from a bad? Do you feel overwhelmed or underwhelmed by your own ideas? Loosen up and follow your story ideas from beginning to end in this workshop. Daydreaming, not drawing skills necessary.

Feel free to take one or both workshops, no two workshops are the same!

Tues.session $125, class limit 25 students, please register: call 207-772-3585

Weds. session $125, class limit 25 students, please register: call 207-772-3585

 

 

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Leela Corman
Jun
28
9:30 AM09:30

Leela Corman

Thurs June 28 9:30 - 12:30 & 1:30 - 3:30   LEELA CORMAN at Southern Maine Community College

Going Deep: Storytelling with Words and Pictures

Heartfelt storytelling, through exercises that take us progressively further into deep expression, involving both writing and drawing. Definitely best for teens and adults. It'll be really fun, and deep!

Full day workshop $225, class limit 25 students, please register: call 207-772-3585

 

 

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Children's Book Illustrator, Gregory Christie
Jul
10
10:00 AM10:00

Children's Book Illustrator, Gregory Christie

CORETTA SCOTT KING &  CALDECOTT HONOR AWARD WINNING  ILLUSTRATOR & COMMERCIAL ARTIST, GALLERY OWNER and EDUCATOR

Tues. July 10 10:00 - 12:00 GREGORY CHRISTIE at the Fifth Maine, Peaks Island

Bookmaking for Youth & Adults

Join award-winning children’s book illustrator R. Gregory Christie for a one-hour book binding workshop.

Gregory’s  illustrations have been featured on HBO Kids, PBS children’s show “Between the Lions,” New York City’s subway cars, the 2013 Congo Square New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival poster and the 2013 United States Post Office “Kwanzaa Forever” stamp.

He loves to teach bookmaking that incorporates materials often found for free. Participants will learn a bit about the history of bookbinding, get an overview of bookmaker’s tools and learn a few techniques to make simple books and pamphlets. Gregory owns a picture book store/gallery in Atlanta, GA where he teaches frequent workshops to all ages. All abilities welcome, youth and educators too.

The Fifth Maine is a lovely historic destination, please make time to tour their exhibit too!

Class fee $30, Class limit to 25, call 207-772-3585 to register.

 

 

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Gregory Christie, Portland Public Library
Jul
12
10:30 AM10:30

Gregory Christie, Portland Public Library

Thurs. July 12 10:30 - 11:30 GREGORY CHRISTIE Portland Public Library

5-12 yr olds bookmaking

In conjunction with the children’s department at Portland Public Library, enjoy a lively bookmaking  session with R. Gregory Christie, award winning author, illustrator and educator who owns his own children’s bookstore/gallery in Atlanta, GA. Bookmaking with materials often found for free!

All abilities encouraged, class limited to 25

Free but donations to Illustration Institute are appreciated. Registration is required. Call PPL for details 871-1700

 

 

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Illustrator and Quilt Artist, Lizzy Rockwell
Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Illustrator and Quilt Artist, Lizzy Rockwell

AWARD WINNING non-FICTION PICTURE BOOK AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR, VISUAL & TEXTILE ARTIST

Mon. July 16  6:30 - 8 PM LIZZY ROCKWELL LECTURE “PEACE by PIECE” Peaks Island Library

A passionate advocate for generating positive interaction between diverse community members of all ages and abilities, Lizzy Rockwell co-founded a non-profit project called “Peace by Piece:The Norwalk Community Quilt Project” in the city of Norwalk, CT using quiltmaking as a tool to bring people together. An intergenerational after school art program whose mission is to mentor young people through the craft of quilt making, participants range in age from 8 to 83. Her lecture follows the development of her public quilt projects, communal works of art that are created for fundraising purposes or as installations in public institutions. Come be inspired by the beauty, craft and story of these quilts sewn together by ordinary folks led by the extraordinary Lizzy.

Free but donations to Illustration Institute are appreciated. Open to all.

 

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Lizzy Rockwell Story Hour
Jul
17
10:30 AM10:30

Lizzy Rockwell Story Hour

Tues. July 17 10:30 - 11:00 LIZZY ROCKWELL Story hour Portland Public Library

Join Lizzy as she reads from her most recent picture book “ A MAMMAL IS AN ANIMAL”

Lizzy’s illustrative career spans over 30 years... actually, even longer, given that she is from a family of picture book author and illustrators. A second year artist at the Faison Residency on Peaks Island, she’ll also give a sneak peek at a book she developed while she was here last year; it has already been accepted for upcoming publication!

Free but donations to Illustration Institute are appreciated..

 

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Barbara McClintock, Story Hour!
Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

Barbara McClintock, Story Hour!

Tues. July 24  6:00 PM BARBARA McCLINTOCK  Story hour Peaks Island Library

Join Barbara as she reads from her newest books including Nothing Stopped Sophie & Five Forms.

A world traveler, her Adele & Simon books take place in many locales including China and her Twelve Kinds of Ice takes place in...Maine! The Peaks Library will have copies on hand for you to explore.

Free but donations to Illustration Institute are appreciated..

 

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Barbara McClintock Lecture
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Barbara McClintock Lecture

NY TIMES BEST BOOK AWARD WINNER, PICTURE BOOK ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR

Weds. July 25 6:00 - 8:00 PM BARBARA McCLINTOCK at the Rines Auditorium in partnership with Portland Public Library, Main Branch

 Telling Pictures, Painting Stories: How Illustrations and Text Pair Up to Create the Perfect Children's Picture Book

Don’t miss this intimate evening with Barbara as she delves into the intricacies and delights of developing a picture book. Her varied style and the topics she tackles add to the rich vibrancy of her career. Barbara’s books include the Adele & Simon series, classics with a contemporary flair such as A Child’s Garden of Verses and Animal Fables from Aesop to her newest Nothing Stopped Sophie & Five Forms. Her long list of titles attest to her true mastery of technique, wit and storytelling.  This lecture promises to be delightfully informative and inspirational, whether you are a reader, writer, illustrator or educator.

Free but donations to Illustration Institute are appreciated.All welcome, especially librarians, educators & picture book creators/enthusiasts. No registration necessary.

 

 

 

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Lyn Smith & Jamie Hogan: Nature Sketchbooks by the Sea
Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Lyn Smith & Jamie Hogan: Nature Sketchbooks by the Sea

LOCAL TREASURES & AWARD WINNING AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR DUO

Thur July 26 10:00 - 12:00  LYN SMITH & JAMIE HOGAN at the Fifth Maine, Peaks Island

Nature Sketchbooks by the Sea

Join author Lyn Smith and Peaks Island illustrator Jamie Hogan for a workshop in nature studies. With demonstrations and direct observation of nature specimens from the Maine environment, everyone will make discoveries within handmade sketchbooks. Come sharpen your eyes and your pencils!

Enjoy a rare opportunity to learn from two of the most experienced and down-to-earth educators! Peaks Islander Jamie Hogan has had a rich career, deep with a myriad of illustration assignments, including her own and other’s picture books and as illustration professor at Maine College of Art. She and Wells, Maine author Lyn Smith have had the best collaboration with their book “A Porcupine’s Promenade: An encounter in the winter woods. This will be a perfectly relaxed and joyful summer experience, students will learn skills that will carry them into nature in a whole new meaningful way.

Ages 6 - 10

Workshop fee $30 Limit 20 students, please register: call 207-772-3585

The Fifth Maine is a lovely historic destination, please make time to tour their exhibit too!

 

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New Yorker Cover Artist Anita Kunz
Aug
7
9:30 AM09:30

New Yorker Cover Artist Anita Kunz

ROLLING STONE & NEW YORKER COVER ARTIST

Tues. Aug 7 9:30 - 12:30 & 1:30 - 3:30 ANITA KUNZ at Southern Maine Community College

Anita Kunz lecture and idea generation workshop.

Anita Kunz is Canada’s version of artistic royalty, for real! Anita’s brilliant career is varied, her work evocative, her illustration skills masterful and unique. Not only will you be treated to travel through her development as an illustrator with behind-the-scenes info, you’ll work with her to develop ideas through to completion for a New Yorker cover...you definitely don’t get to do that every day! Kunz will share her work and influences including specific New Yorker projects. Using the New Yorker covers as examples, Kunz will discuss idea generation. Working in groups, class will come up with their own ideas and present them. Afternoon session will take the idea further, create sketches and move toward finished art.

Master class. $225, limit 25 students, please call to register: 207-772-3585

 

 

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Henrik Drescher Workshop
Aug
8
to Aug 9

Henrik Drescher Workshop

TRAVEL JOURNAL ARTIST/ ILLUSTRATOR/ STORYTELLER and VISUAL PROVACATEUR

Weds. Aug 8 9:30 -12:30 HENRIK DRESCHER at Southern Maine Community College

Thurs. Aug 9 9:30 -12:30 HENRIK DRESCHER at Southern Maine Community College

Artist /illustrator/bookmaker and picture book creator Henrik Drescher leaves no scrap of paper or visual idea behind! To work with him is to open your mind and your sketchbook, and then share with others to further turn your thinking around. SO much fun, not to mention learning specific bookbinding techniques from a pro. This class will be fast paced, energetic and lots of fun...trust us, we’ve seen him in action and can’t wait to have him back in town. Henrik’s partner Wu WIng Yee, also a stellar artist and potter, will join the class. Don’t miss the two of them!

Two 1/2 day workshops creating handmade books. Learn coptic binding, discuss idea and story lines, create 20 page signature to be copied & bound with all class signatures. Each student takes home a class book!

Master class $225, class limit 25 students, please call to register: 207-772-3585

Materials fee additional $15.

 

 

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Ricardo Liniers Siri
Aug
16
9:30 AM09:30

Ricardo Liniers Siri

Thu. Aug 16 9:30 -12:30 RICARDO LINIERS SIRI at Southern Maine Community College

“From Buenos Aires to the New Yorker: comics, Illustration et al…”

Lecture, industry insights, demos from master cartoonist/illustrator “Liniers”

News Alert! Liniers cartoon to be syndicated by King Features, so will be available to Americans soon!

Lucky for us, Argentinian RIcardo “Liniers’ Siri has been teaching this year at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT and will be joining Illustration Institute to give a morning presentation, giving us a chance to follow his career. Well known internationally for his comic strips, Liniers also writes and illustrates picture books including “ Written and Drawn by Henrietta” and The Big Wet Balloon, a Candlewick TOON picture book in simultaneous Spanish and English-language editions. He has illustrated New Yorker covers, album covers and collections of his travel journals. Welcome him to Maine and enjoy this rare opportunity to meet an international artist.

Youth and Adults, $125, class limit 25, please call to register: 207-772-3585

 

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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Executive Director, Alexandra Kennedy
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Executive Director, Alexandra Kennedy

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ERIC CARLE PICTURE BOOK MUSEUM

Tues. Aug 21 6:30 - 8:00 ALEXANDRA KENNEDY at the Rines Auditorium, in partnership with the Portland Public Library

“The Very Eric Carle: His Life and Legacy”

Alexandra Kennedy, executive director of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, shares insights into the career of one of the most influential picture book artists of our time. The lecture will include rarely seen pictures of his earliest work as a poster artist, footage of him at work on a Very Hungry Caterpillar collage in his studio, and a look inside the museum that he and his late wife Barbara founded to ensure picture book art would finally get the international recognition it deserves.

Alexandra says:

“Picture books are such a positive force—they inspired us as kids to love art and literature. Revisiting them as an adult is such magic! Until I was here ( at The Eric Carle), I did not completely understand just what a unique community of people create and publish picture books. It is such an inspiring group of men and women—playful, supportive, funny, kind, and endlessly ingenious.  I truly think we are living in another golden age for picture books.”

In a 2016 NewsWhistle interview with Laura LaValle, Alexandra shows her appreciation for the creators of picture books and her acknowledgement of their role in inspiring creative forces in children and adults alike. The Eric Carle museum is one of only a few of its kind and a treasured destination for anyone who has ever loved a picture book.

A lecture for artists and illustrators, authors and educators, librarians, museum afficionados and book lovers alike!

Free but donations to Illustration Institute are appreciated. Welcome to all, no registration necessary.

 

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An Evening With Peter Sis
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening With Peter Sis

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN MEDAL RECIPIENT, MACARTHUR FELLOW

Weds Aug 29  6:30 - 8:00 Peter Sis lecture & reception, TEIA club (Trefethen-Evergreen Improvement Association) Trefethen Landing off Island Ave, Peaks Island

Meet a Master: Lecture & Reception

Peter Sís is a Czech-born American illustrator and writer of children's books. As a cartoonist his editorial illustrations have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Esquire, and Atlantic Monthly. Among his many accolades he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen medal in 2012, the highest recognition available to a writer or illustrator of children's books for his "lasting contribution" as a children's illustrator. Peter is also an award winning author and animator/filmmaker, internationally and for PBS & Nickelodeon. His artwork appears in mural form for permanent public installations nationally and internationally, including in the 86th Street subway station in NYC where his mosaic “Happy City”depicts four large eyes to represent the ingredients of the community and the vibrancy that is New York. Most recently, his “ azuelo mosaic” of Thirty Birds was installed in Lisbon/Portugal on their anniversary of declaration of human rights.

Illustration Institute is thrilled to host Peter for a lecture about his richly diverse career followed by a reception with the community. Illustration Institute is grateful to islander Linda Holtslander, a former librarian and friend of Peter’s, for introducing us! We continue to be grateful to collaborate with the TEIA, thank you for your lovely venue.

FREE but donations are welcome.

All are welcome, no registration necessary.

 

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