Monday, April 5, 2010

Dominic Catalano - SCBWI-AZ Illustrator Intensive - May 1-2, 2010

I am most excited to let you all know about this year's SCBWI-AZ Illustrators' Intensive. This year the workshop will be held over one and a half days and it is guaranteed to be filled with incredible information.

If you recall, I attended one of the Highlights Foundation Founders' Workshops a year and a half ago. Here is a link to my post from that event. Dominic Catalano was the one who lead that workshop and it literally was a life changing experience where my art was concerned. I will be attending another of his workshops this weekend and will definitely be at the intensive in May as well.

If you are at all excited about the workshop description, I urge you to attend this intensive. You will not regret it. The event and registration information can be found on the SCBWI-AZ website st:

Here is a little more info about the event:

SCBWI AZ 2010 Illustrators' Intensive
May 1 -2, 2010

The Art of The Picture Book
With Dominic Catalano
Author, Illustrator, Art Educator, Highlights Foundation Workshop Presenter

Saturday, May 1, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 2, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Phoenix Art Institute
2233 W Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Join us for an in-depth and insightful look at the critical aspects of the visual elements of the picture book, designed to help you augment your potential success in the exciting field of illustrating books for children.

For Intermediate, advanced, and professional children's book artists. Beginners welcome.


Dominic Catalano is an artist, writer, musician, and teacher. He holds a BS in art education from SUNY Buffalo, an M.A. in fine arts from SUNY Oswego, an M.F.A. from Syracuse University and a Ph.D in Art Education from Ohio State University. Dominic teaches Art Education and Illustration at Bowling Green State University. He is also a featured workshop presenter for the Highlights Foundation. His illustrations have appeared in many children's magazines and have drawn high acclaim in many books for children.

Dominic is the illustrator of Mouse Island by Eve Bunting (Boyd's Mills Press - 2008); Clink, Clank, Clunk by Miriam Aroner (Boyd's Mills Press 2006); Bernard Wants a Baby by Joan Elizabeth Goodman (Boyd's Mills Press 2004); and others. He is also the author/illustrator of Hush! (Gingham Dog Press 2003); and Mr. Basset Plays (Boyd's Mills Press 2003), among others.


Words, Pictures and Design Working Together
Exploring the Form
Isolating Composition
Isolating Character
Putting It All Together
Professional Development; What are your unique talents?
The Marketplace
Q and A

There will also be a pre-workshop assignment

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I bet this was fantastic! Nick is such a wonderful teacher...