Ten writers for children. All with something to say.



I have fun at schools sharing my books with kids. I talk about my subject and process, show materials used, and invite students to do a related art workshop. Sometimes I participate in events which include all generations, like school literacy nights, and family programs offered through the community and museums. Here is a picture from last summer at the Norton-Simon Museum in Pasadena, CA, where I gave a 45 minute auditorium talk about Isamu Noguchi, followed by an outdoor art project (collage with recycled materials) and book signing. I design my talks and projects to appeal to all ages. Below some children at the Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA) in Oakland, CA hold mini-gardens they made, inspired by a reading of The East-West House: Noguchi's Childhood in Japan.

Currently there is a large Noguchi exhibit starting at the Laguna Beach Art Museum. Families, I hope you will join me on Sunday, July 17th, at 1 pm, for a talk about Noguchi followed by an art project and book signing.



Stephanie said...

So cool! And I thought today was Monday...I'll wait and post on the weekend. *slinks away*

Edie Hemingway said...

I wish I lived close enough to come to one of your sessions!

Lauren said...

Those projects look wonderful! And Noguchi is one of my favorite artists~ I wish I could see the show! And I too, wish I lived closer to attend your session- !

Mark said...

Looks like a lot of fun -- for you and your audience! I imagine interacting with them is very satisfying and also inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

David LaRochelle said...

What a great project to do with the kids! Very, very fun!

betsy woods said...

Wish I could be there, Christy!