with Illustrator Kris Di Giacomo
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Online • In English • Ages 8 & up
One of The New York Times’ 5 Things To Do This Weekend!
Live from her studio in Paris, children’s book illustrator Kris Di Giacomo brings her colorful universe to TILT for the first time.
Over the course of the 30 minute workshop, we’ll examine the world through the perspective of pigeons. We’ll compare and contrast those who live in New York with their cousins in Paris, reveal some of their secrets, and dabble in techniques of anthropomorphism (a fancy word for giving animals human characteristics).
You will need:
- Drawing tools (colored pencils, markers, crayons, or paints…): gray, black, orange/red
- A brown paper bag
- Scissors & glue stick
- A sheet of paper or cardstock
- Optional: an eraser
Workshop: 30 minutes
Kris Di Giacomo
Kris Di Giacomo is a children’s book illustrator living in France.
Kris Di Giacomo has a gold medal in Daydreaming. She enjoys short walks and long holidays, downhill bike rides and uplifting comedies. An American living in France for over 30 years, she decided early on that drawing was a more comprehensive language than French or English so she adopted pictures as her mother tongue. Brief Thief, My Dad at the Zoo, Take Away the A, and Enormous Smallness are a few of the titles in English available from the over 40 picture books Kris Di Giacomo has illustrated.
Some of her signature characters include a chameleon with a guilty conscience, a giraffe with a knotted neck, a bunch of zoo animals who run the zoo, a farting housefly who changes the course of history, a giant baby venturing out into the world, some wild, cross-dressing beasts, and a Dad who’s afraid of the dark. Her favorite thing about her job as a picture book illustrator is spending hours watching animal documentaries “for research.”
Learn more at krisdigiacomo.com