Stockbridge, MA, April 21, 2015—Norman Rockwell Museum presents “How To Draw With Your Funny Bone,” an afternoon art workshop and book launch with illustrator Elwood H. Smith, to be held on Saturday, May 2. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., join the award-winning artist as he takes you through the collaborative process of creating humorous illustrations to inhabit the fantasy world, “Funnyville.” With guidance from Smith, participants will create artwork for a “common cause,” including such subjects as animals, cars, buildings, and clowns, with art materials provided; a “Funny Bone Blues” musical exercise with also be offered. At 5:30 p.m., Smith will lead a talk and book signing of “How To Draw With Your Funny Bone,” his recently released book, with music courtesy of the Polecats. Admission to the workshop costs $30, $25 for Museum members, or $20 for teens; admission to the talk and book signing only is free for Museum members or with general admission.
About Elwood H. Smith
Elwood H. Smith is an award-winning illustrator, whose work has graced the pages and covers of “TIME,” “Newsweek,” “The Washington Post,” “The New York Times,” “The Wall Street Journal,” “Barron’s,” “American Heritage,” “Forbes” and “Fortune” among other publications. His work has also been featured in advertising campaigns for SONY, Inglenook Wine, Land’s End, The Wisconsin Humane Society, TGI Fridays and many others. As a picture book illustrator, Smith’s credits include: “Stalling;” “Hot Diggity Dog;” “Catfish Kate and the Sweet Swamp Band;” “See How They Run;” “The Truth About Poop;” “Raise The Roof!” and “Bug Muldoon.” He was also the writer and artist for his two latest books, “I’m Not a Pig in Underpants” and “How To Draw With Your Funny Bone.” In 2011, Norman Rockwell Museum featured his work in the exhibition, “Elwood’s World: The Art and Animations of Elwood H. Smith.” Learn more at the artist’s website: www.elwoodsworld.com