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Jul
22
5:30 PM17:30

Illustration Institute presents author illustrator BARBARA McCLINTOCK

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


Join us for an intimate evening with award winning author/illustrator Barbara McClintock 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 Five Forms and Nothing Stopped Sophie.

Her long list of titles attest to her true mastery of technique, wit and storytelling. Barbara has illustrated and/or written over 40 picture books for children. Her books have won five NY Times Best Illustrated Books awards, three ALA notable book citations, and a Boston Globe/Horn book Honor, among many other awards, citations, and starred reviews.

FUN UPDATE! Barbara will be joined by her agent, Jennie Dunham, of Dunham Literary, to share insights on the agent/artist relationship over Barbara’s career. A unique chance to ask questions about the agent/publishing process! We welcome Jennie to Portland, we are thrilled to have this chance to learn more about the bookmaking process, start to finish!

Sponsored by Illustration Institute. Free and open to all.




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Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

Illustration Institute special guest Barbara McClintock at Peaks Island Library story hour

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Peaks Island Library Story Hour

special guest Barbara McClintock

Barbara has illustrated and/or written over 40 picture books for children. Her books have won five NY Times Best Illustrated Books awards, three ALA notable book citations, and a Boston Globe/Horn book Honor, among many other awards, citations, and starred reviews.

All ages welcome to Peaks Island Library story hour.

Join Barbara McClintock and Pat Crowley - Rockwell.

Barbara will read her stories and a craft with Pat to follow!



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Jul
31
5:30 PM17:30

Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books Juana Medina

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Juana and Lucas: BEST AMIGOS!

Juana Medina was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She is the 2017 Pura Belpré Author Award winner for Juana & Lucas; and has also written and illustrated 1 Big SaladABC Pasta, and Sweet Shapes. Juana has participated in two recent anthologies: The Hero Next Door and We Are The Change. She has illustrated Smick! written by Doreen Cronin, Lena’s Shoes are Nervous by Keith Calabrese, and I’m a Baked Potato! by Elise Primavera. Juana studied and taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Corcoran College of Art + Design. She lives with her wife, twin sons, and their dear dog, Rosita. Visit her at juanamedina.com

Join Juana for a lively evening of conversation about being bi-lingual, celebrating self and creating meaningful stories about culture. Juana will also demo her drawing techniques, answer questions and sign books.

Sponsored by Illustration Institute and Candlewick Press. Free and Open to all.

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Aug
6
5:30 PM17:30

LewisCarnegie Graphic Design: Austin's Dynamic Duo!

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MECA alum Sean Carnegie and his wife, Wendy Lewis have a dynamic, successful graphic design firm in Austin, Texas. In their own words: “ We are a small team with a mighty reach, managing creative challenges of all types. Our frequent collaborators include copywriters, printers, illustrators, developers, industrial fabricators and even a taxidermist, all ready to jump in when needed. No matter what the challenge, we have the skills and partnerships to answer the call. “

Join them as they share insights into their journey and creative process as partners in life and design.

Sponsored by Illustration Institute. Free and Open to all.

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Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Illustration Institute and Friends of the Peaks Island Library present an evening with Liza Donnelly

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Humor is Key to Our Survival

An evening with award winning New Yorker cartoonist & visual journalist LIZA DONNELLY


A rare opportunity to get a sneak peek into the world of cartooning with master cartoonist, Liza Donnelly. Forty years at the New Yorker, Liza will discuss her path, her work there now, and how it has evolved.  

Passionate about political cartoons as well, Liza will share what it's like drawing in this time of polarization, working for CBS News, and how it has led her to discover a new form of visual journalism she pioneered called Live-Drawing.

Humor is key to our survival, and Liza's talk will help uncover why this is true.

Sponsored by Illustration Institute and Friends of the Peaks Island Library. Free and open to all.

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Aug
15
5:30 PM17:30

Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with author Jancee Dunn & illustrator Scott Nash

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Words and Pictures: the working relationship between author and illustrator

Celebrated editorial, non fiction and fiction writer Jancee Dunn discusses the creative process with Scott Nash, the illustrator of her first Candlewick picture book, “I’m Afraid Your Teddy is in Trouble Today”.

Jancee Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author, titles include But Enough About Me, a memoir of her rock and roll years, (HarperCollins, 2008) and an essay collection, Why Is My Mother Getting A Tattoo?And Other Questions I Wish I Never Had To Answer, a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor (Ballantine, 2009). In 2012, with Cyndi Lauper, she cowrote Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir

A staff writer at Rolling Stone for over a decade, and a veejay at MTV for five years, she now writes for many publications, among them the New York Times, Vogue, Travel and Leisure, Food & Wine, and Parents, and was a columnist for GQ and O, The Oprah Magazine. 

Scott Nash is an award winning illustrator of over fifty children’s books, co-founder of Illustration Institute and the illustration department at Maine College of Art. He and Jancee are working on a sequel to the Teddy book; this event promises to be a lively conversation about the process of bringing a book to life.

There will be plenty of time for Q & A and a book signing as well.

Sponsored by Illustration Institute and Candlewick Press. Free and open to all.

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Aug
20
10:30 AM10:30

Illustration Institute presents Jancee Dunn & Scott Nash story time at Peaks Island Library

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Join Jancee and Scott Wednesday morning Aug 21 10:30 -11:30 as they read from their picture book “I’m Afraid Your Teddy is in Trouble Today.” Scott promises to draw the more hilarious stuffed animals featured in the book.

Bring your friends and your favorite stuffed animals… just hope they don’t get any silly ideas!

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Aug
27
5:30 PM17:30

Illustration Institute presents award winning illustrator Loveis Wise

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How Magic & Magical Thinking Influenced my Career as an Illustrator

Join the multi-talented artist/illustrator/muralist Loveis Wise for a reflection on how she has used the philosophy of the law of attraction to shape her success and the messages she conveys in her work. She will also explore how visual art is a form of magic itself.  

Yes, her name is actually Loveis Wise but she is also a freelance illustrator based in Philadelphia, from Washington, DC. She says: In addition to being a Capricorn lady who is obsessed with the color pink, I have worked with some amazing clients such as:

 The New Yorker, L'Oreal, The New York Times, REI, Refinery29, BuzzFeed News, Bitch Media, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia Printworks ,Illustrated Impact, Tampa Bay Times, Eileen Fisher, The Poetry Foundation, Cartoon Network, LeafTV, Got A Girl Crush, BUST Magazine, & Wieden+Kennedy.

Be inspired by Loveis Wise’s approach to her creative practice and career path.

Sponsored by Illustration Institute. Free and open to all.



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Aug
29
5:30 PM17:30

Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Pop-Up artist Shawn Sheehy

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Creating Pop-Up Books - Magic and Mastery

Join master paper engineer Shawn Sheehy as he demonstrates his exquisite techniques for pop-up books, and discusses his creative process, especially for his newest book, Beyond the Sixth Extinction. Shawn’s presentation will include a demonstration, question and answer and book signing.

Inspiring Wisdom from Shawn’s website:

THE MESSAGE

Humans have great influence over the functioning of the wild world, but the wild world exerts influence over human functions; in terms of biology, certainly, but also culture.

I’m interested in the ways that organisms in the wild interact with each other, in the evolutionary paths that have allowed them to flourish, and in the lessons for sustainable living they might have for humans.

My books explore these wild creatures and ecologies, and the ways in which humans perceive of and are influenced by them. 

THE MEDIUM

Pop-ups take full advantage of the expressive potential of a book's imagery as they allow for moving, three-dimensional form within the book format.

Pop-up books have the power to cultivate unsuspecting audiences. They attract the attention of adults and children alike, and provide a forum for exploring ideas relevant to all.

Sponsored by Illustration Institute and Candlewick Press. Free and open to all.

 

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Sep
9
to Sep 13

Illustration Institute & the Roxanne Quimby Foundation present Fashion Illustration Week

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FASHION ILLUSTRATION WEEK

SEPTEMBER 9 - 13th 2019

Join Fashion Illustrators Bijou Karman, Jenny Kroik and Alex Rheault for a week of workshops and lectures about all facets of fashion illustration. The week also includes fashion historian Edward Maeder and local designers Jill McGowan and Adele Masengo.

Details and full schedule here: https://www.illustrationinstitute.org/this-september

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Jul
18
5:30 PM17:30

Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books EKUA HOLMES

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From Civil Rights to Stuff of Stars

Ekua Holmes is a Roxbury, MA native where she still lives and creates her powerful mixed media collages, public art installations and community based projects.  Just recently Holmes was awarded the 2019 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for The Stuff of Stars and in 2018 for Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets . Holmes illustrated Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford, which went on to win a Caldecott Honor, a Robert F. Sibert Honor, John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Honor.

Join Ekua as she shares how she uses illustration and her creative process to engage, inspire and positively influence her home community and the world at large. A Q &A and book signing will follow Ekua’s presentation.

Sponsored by Illustration Institute and Candlewick Press. Free and open to all.




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Jul
15
6:30 PM18:30

Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books NEELA VASWANI at the 5th Maine Peaks Island

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This is My Eye

Neela Vaswani is multi-faceted; an education activist in the US and India, she has written award-winning short stories, memoir, middle-grade fiction, won a Grammy and an Audie for audiobook narration.  Most recently she has written and illustrated the children’s picture book, This is My Eye. Using photography from a child’s point of view to tell a New York story, Neela’s particular insight surprises and delights. Look at the world through Neela’s eye and learn how to combine photos into a narrative that tells your own story.

Be inspired to see your world in a new way! Bring a camera/phone and join in as Neela demos her creative process. A book signing will follow her presentation.

Sponsored by Illustration Institute and Candlewick Press, hosted at the 5th Maine Regiment Museum on Peaks Island : https://fifthmainemuseum.org.



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Jul
10
5:30 PM17:30

Illustration Institute presents Illustrator ELLEN WEINSTEIN

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Telling Stories with Images, Infinity, and Luck

For twenty years Ellen Weinstein has produced compelling images for a wide range of clients including: The New York Times, The Washington Post, Master Card, Humana Festival, and Random House. Recently she has expanded her practice of visual storytelling to writing and illustrating books for children and adults. Ellen illustrated the children’s book, Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity published by the Museum of Modern Art and wrote and illustrated, Recipes for Good Luck published by Chronicle Books. Ellen will offer her insights on image making, publishing and shifting course mid-career.

Q &A and a book signing will be part of the evening. Come join us for inspiration, ideas and good luck!! Free and open to all.



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Jul
3
6:30 PM18:30

Illustration Institute & Friends of the Peaks Island Library present Katie Yamasaki

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Award winning Children’s book author/illustrator/muralist

KATIE YAMASAKI

Join us for an evening with Brooklyn-based illustrator/muralist/children’s book author Katie Yamasaki on Peaks Island at the Peaks Island Community Center (next to the Peaks Island Library). Katie uses both books and murals to tell stories. Mostly participatory projects, her murals are in schools and prisons, museums and hospitals around the world and work to provide a platform for dialogue and expression in communities whose stories are often under-told. In her books, Katie seeks to tell diverse stories that delve into the inner lives of children during moments great and small.  

 Katie will share a presentation of her work, including her processes for creating both books and murals answer questions and sign books.

Sponsored by Illustration Institute and Peaks Island Friends of the Library. Free and Open to all.

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Jul
1
5:30 PM17:30

IIlustration Institute presents: New Yorker illustrator MARK ULRIKSEN

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Under the Covers

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at creating covers for The New Yorker by following your bliss. Graphic designer/art director Mark Ulriksen quit his day job at age 37 to embark on a freelance career as a self-employed illustrator, learned how to paint, drew what he loved (dogs, baseball, music, movies, current events, relationships) and parlayed that into a continuing presence inside and on the cover of The New Yorker for the past 25 years.

Among his many awards, Mark just received a Society of Illustrators’ 2019 Gold Medal for the cover above.

Sponsored by Illustration Institute. Free and Open to all.

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Jun
24
5:30 PM17:30

Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books CHRIS RASCHKA

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Always Remember:

Keeping a Travel Journal

Join Caldecott winning author/illustrator Chris Raschka for a workshop at Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Chris will share images of his private painted travel journals, show how they inform his professional development as a children’s book illustrator and author, discuss memory as it functions before and after making the journals. Chris will demonstrate some of his favorite techniques live. There will be a Q &A and book signing. Free and Open to all.

Sponsored by Illustration Institute and Candlewick Press.

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