Arthur Zar's Amazing Zebras with 321 Art Studio
Join us as author, Amy Lucas-Peroceski discusses her book writing and illustration process. Amy will show original idea notes and sketches. Listen to the first part of her new book, Arthur Zar's Amazing Zebras. Hunt for hidden letters in zebra stripes. The second part of the program will feature how to draw a zebra on 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock. Painting the Zebra with Water Miscible Oil Pastels will be demonstrated by the artists. Preschoolers will paint with water soluble oil pastels. Adults will further enhance their zebra by adding background to the picture. For the final 20 minutes participants will be able to continue working on their own zebra with the personalized help from an artist. Questions will be answered regarding art project materials and the book writing and illustration process.
The intended outcomes of this program are to expose kids and families to a new way of artistic expression, to get a hands-on art experience using new materials, and to introduce our youngest patrons to a Minnesota author so they can learn more about the author created a picture book for kids. Surveys were distributed to receive feedback from those attending the programs.
Surveys were distributed to participants at all programs. 100% of adult attendees found the program thought-provoking and enjoyable and 100% noted they would bring their families to a similar Legacy event sponsored by the library. Here are some favorite things from patrons who attended the programs:
*"I liked drawing and watching my children draw and learning a new technique."
*"Having a real-life book illustrator!"
*"What I liked best was that it attracted kids' interest and they learned a new skill."
*"Loved the book reading and how creative and encouraging everyone was. Love those oil crayons -- magic!!"
*"I liked hearing her process of creating the book -- how she got her book published and the whole process."
24 public libraries provided space, staff, and additional promotion for the programs and approximately 20 regional newspapers and other regional publications provided marketing through press releases, photos and interviews with artists and performers.