Power of the Picture Book workshop

 

Floyd Cooper and Barbara Gowan

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your knowledge of picture books.  I participated in an intensive literacy workshop this summer at the Highlights Foundation in Boyds Mill, PA.  At the helm was Rosemary Agoglia, the Senior Museum Educator at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, along with special guest illustrators Floyd Cooper and Vera B. Williams.

We experienced how to evaluate art using Visual Thinking Strategies, the Whole Book Approach as a story-time model and discussed elements and principles of book design in a session called Picturing Stories.

Rosemary Agoglia of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Rosemary Agoglia of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Whole Book Approach
Whole Book Approach

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Vera B. Williams

Vera B. Williams, the Caldecott Medalist, is the author/illustrator of many children’s books including A Chair for My Mother.  If you are familiar with the book, you may recognize a similarity between the chair’s cover and Vera’s blouse.

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Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper uses an eraser to create his unusual illustrations.  He takes away color and the results are amazing.

 We tried his technique using chalk and gum erasers.  IMGP2991I was so thrilled with all the new ideas that I learned at this workshop and want to share them to you.  I presented the Power of the Picture Book at Gardner’s Book Service in October and will update this post with new dates and locations of future Power of the Picture Book workshops.  Participants in my Power of the Picture Book workshop look at art with a fresh approach that will help link literacy and learning to picture books.  Discover the power of picture books by exploring the illustrations and the messages they share with readers.  I bring over 100 picture books for participants to explore in this hands-on workshop.  Schedule this professional development workshop at your school for your staff.

“Everyone who reads with students should immerse themselves in this workshop.”  Librarian, SS. Simon & Jude Cathedral School

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