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In the Artist's Studio at Perrot!

Author and Illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg conducted a collage workshop for kids at Perrot on July 7th. Kids learned how to construct 3-D relief collages and created a collage to take home. Ms. Greenberg also talked about how this process influences her style in the picture books she illustrates.

Ms. Greenberg talks to the kids about her books.

Hard at work on their collages.

Making art is fun!

Ms. Greenberg assists a young artist with her project.

Alaine C. cuts out shapes for her design.

After they were done, kids like Sara M. talked about their work.

Melanie Hope Greenberg with Mrs. Mac, Director of Youth Services.

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Check out some of the books Melanie Hope Greenberg has illustrated:

Supermarket       Lizzie Logan Wears Purple Sunglasses     Down in the Subway     Boats for Bedtime     A City Is

Melanie Hope Greenberg is a self-taught illustrator. She began her career in 1981 designing greeting cards for UNICEF and decorating games, wrapping paper, mugs, and posters in her unique style. "Everyone Belongs," a poster for the Children's Defense Fund published in 1995, is still popular today.

Ms. Greenberg wrote and illustrated her first picture book in 1989. A former president of the Children's Book Illustrator's Group, she is currently on the steering committee for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, NY Metro Chapter. She is still an artist for UNICEF, as well as the Poverty Law Center and the National Association of Education for Young Children. Ms. Greenberg travels throughout the U.S. presenting her author-illustrator workshops for elementary school students, teachers, artists, and writers.

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