12 October, 2009

Next really BIG event

Exhibition by Illustrators and Writers of Children’s Books University of Pretoria
Opening Function: 3 November 2009 15:00 Venue: Edoardo Villa Gallery (Old Merensky Building 19) Daily visiting hours: 4-10 November 2009 10:00 - 16:00 Alliance Francaise Opening Function: 12 November 2009 19:15 for 19:30 Venue: 19 Rivier St (cnr de Kock) Sunnyside Daily visiting hours: 13-27 November 2009 08:30 - 19:30 (Mon - Thurs) 08:30 - 13:00 (Fri) 09:00 - 12:30 (Sat) Exhibitors: Kalle Becker, Maryanne and Shayle Bester, Paddy Bouma, Je’Anna Clements, Hazel Cuthbertson, Carol Davies, Yvette de Beer, Julia du Plessis, Wendy Hartman, Jenny Hatton, Jenn Hurlin, Derrick Hurlin, Themba Mabaso, Rob Owen, Louise Prinsloo, Marelise Prinsloo, Elizabeth Pulles, Joan Rankin, Maja Sereda, Nalini Pillay, Chantelle Thorne, Rozenn Torquebiau, Marjorie van Heerden, Samantha van Riet, Adelle van Zyl, Marlene (Paddy) Visser Illustrators’ workshop: How to draw children: an in-depth look at children of different ages and how their bodies change Presenter: Marjorie van Heerden Date: 4 November 2009 Time: 10:00 —15:00 Venue: Alliance Francaise, Pretoria Cost: Non SCBWI Members R150 & SCBWI Members R100.00 RSVP: Booking is essential! To book, please e-mail SCBWI.Gauteng@mweb.co.za before 26/10/09. NB! Put How to draw children in the e-mail subject line Description: This will be a PowerPoint presentation on how to draw children with an emphasis on illustrating children’s books. This is not a practical workshop, but an informal, interactive lecture-based workshop. It is, however, important that you bring your sketch books and drawing material along because during the workshop the presenter will give the attendees time to try out various points she talks about. Marjorie van Heerden is an award-winning children’s book writer and illustrator. She will give a step-by-step look at the structure of a child’s body and show how their bodies change from that of a new-born baby to that of a young adult of 16. She will discuss a child’s physical and mental development and how one can incorporate this into drawing the child. She will also show the process she follows in the creation of a child character for a picture book. The workshop is aimed at published and unpublished illustrators and writer/illustrators of picture books. Although it is specifically aimed at illustrators, the course could also be benefit authors of illustrated and picture books. Marjorie will end the workshop by looking at a selection of different illustrators of children’s picture books and analyse the way they draw children. This workshop will be a definite source of inspiration for the writer/illustrator. It was presented at the SCBWI Writers and Illustrators’ Retreat held in March 2008. This new workshop, incorporating more time, will be more comprehensive. Note: For More information about the presenter visit her website at www.Grafikon.co.za Programme of Children’s workshops Alliance Francaise, Pretoria 10:30 Listen to a story Grades 2 - 4 (45-60 minutes) Joan Rankin 11:30 Listen to an adventure story Grades 5-7 (60-90 minutes) Chantelle Thorne 12:00 Using a writing model to write Grades 7-9 (30-45 minutes) Nalini Sooknanan Pillay 14:30 Write and illustrate a story Grades 7-9 (30-45 minutes) Rob Owen 10:30 Reading and illustrating stories Grades 1-2 (30 minutes) Jenny Hatton and Shayle Bester 11:30 Let’s be creative Grades 3-4 (1 hour divided into 2 sessions) Yvette de Beer 11:30 Illustrate a story Grades 5-7 (60 minutes) Julia du Plessis 14:30 The basics of storytelling Grades 9-12 (2 hours) Derrick Hurlin 14:30 How an illustrator works Grades 9-12 (45-60 minutes) Chantelle Thorne These workshops are free of charge but Booking is essential. Thank you to the University of Pretoria and Alliance Francaise for allowing us to use their venues free of charge. Thank you to Lapa Uitgewers, Jacana Media, Macmillan and Maskew Miller Longman for their sponsorship. Thank you to Die Sonkasteel for bringing our books to the public.

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