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David Macaulay Weekend:
Telling Stories: Exploring the Illustration Process with David Macaulay
Saturday, January 25,
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Join Caldecott-medalist David Macaulay for this exciting hands-on exploration of the illustration process. The importance of a strong underlying narrative, approaches to composition and point of view, and the creation of visual emphasis will be discussed in this dynamic workshop focused on the multi-layered nature of visual problem-solving. Exploratory drawing, one-on-one critiques, and group conversations will inspire new ways of seeing and working.

David Macaulay’s process begins with extensive research, fueled by his desire to understand the question of how things work. The artist’s first book, Cathedral, was published in 1973, followed by a series of popular and critically-acclaimed books focusing on architecture, invention, and design, including the now-classic tome, The Way Things Work, as well as Mosque, Rome Antics, and Built to Last. Artworks from Crossing on Time: Steam Engines, Fast Ships, and a Journey to the New World are currently on view, bringing to life a compelling tale that is both personal and universal.

Suggested Materials:

Tracing paper in pad form (something close to 11×17 might be best) or a roll, some HB pencils along with some way of keeping them sharpish. He likes ordinary yellow pencils with an eraser at the end, but participants are also welcome to bring a regular eraser, pink pearl or a magic eraser.

Ticket required. $120 /$95 members.

A rare opportunity to learn from the four unique and brilliant Finding Home artists; each will offer a Saturday master class and a Sunday talk, conversation, and book signing about their art and process creating a visual and written memoir. Generously supported by the Elephant Rock Foundation.

David Macaulay Weekend
Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26
Renowned illustrator and author David Macaulay has sold millions of books translated into over a dozen languages. Awards include the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post-Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was also the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. His memoir, Crossing on Time: Steam Engines, Fast Ships, and a Journey to the New World, is featured in the Finding Home exhibit on view.