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Norte Maar, Authors and Artists, Bushwick Library, Bushwick, art, kids, Seth Caplan, Brooklyn
The first Authors and Artists program of the new year featured guest artist Seth Caplan, who transformed the Bushwick Library in a print shop.

After a brief discussion about monsters, the kids were invited to sketch a fanciful beast. For further inspiration, Norte Maar Director Jason Andrew read the classic book  Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Next Seth demonstrated a technique whereby the kids transferred their drawing onto Styrofoam for printing. “Lino cuts a la styrofoam and pencils,” cried Seth. Let the printing begin!

The end results were astonishing!

See more photographs of our afternoon with Seth Caplan by visiting our Facebook page. Special thanks to our community liaison Silvia Cruz and artists Jessica Wetterer and Norman Jabaut.

For more images, click here. For more about the program, click here.

The painter Hermine Ford joined us today for our Authors and Artists Program at the Bushwick Library. Jason Andrew selected a new book, appropriate to the upcoming holiday, to share with the kids titled Thanksgiving Rules by Laurie Friedman and illustrated by Teresa Murfin. Then Hermine spoke with the kids about how nature influences her work. Hermine brought in two examples of her work, a small painting and a framed drawing. The kids thought it was amazing! Next, Jason and Hermine with the help of our terrific program assistant Silvia Cruz, led a project where by the kids made artwork by tracing and rubbing a variety of leaves collected from the nearby Maria Hernandez Park. A special thanks to Hermine Ford for sharing your time and talents with us!

For more images, click here. For more about the program, click here.

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