Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Illustrator Workshop: A Hands-On Approach to Collage and Mixed Media with Selina Alko

Date(s) - 07/08/2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Paragraph: Workspace for Writers
84 Withers St. 5th Floor - Brooklyn, New York 11211

July 8, 2018  Sunday  1 pm-4pm

In this workshop award-winning writer-illustrator Selina Alko will demonstrate how she paints and prepares textured papers for her collage and mixed media work. After a brief slideshow and demonstration, participants will then prepare their own papers and create their own mixed media pieces

It is no wonder that award-winning writer-illustrator Selina Alko now spends her days melding words and mixed-media art to convey stories of hope and inspiration—as well as an alternative viewpoint. Growing up in Vancouver, British Columbia with a Turkish father who spoke seven languages and taught painting, and a mother who worked in the family’s century old metal recycling business, she was surrounded by the melody of words and stories from different places. The diverse world view she was privy to have inspired and fueled her ever since, and they are evident in her books such as The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage which she co-created with her husband Sean Qualls; Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt and co-illustrated with Qualls; and B is for Brooklyn which she wrote and illustrated herself.

What to bring:
glue stick(s)
acrylic paint, variety of colors
paint brushes
sketch book
some old newspapers