The Shoemaker Extraordinaire, by Steve Light



In the Artist's Studio at Perrot!


Author and Illustrator Steve Light conducted a hands-on art workshop for kids at Perrot Library on July 28th. Here are some photos from the event:

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Steve Light reads from his first book, The Shoemaker Extraordinaire.

Steve does a scary monster voice for the ogre in Puss in Boots.

Steve showed us how he organizes all his ideas in his sketchbook using little Post-It Notes.

Steve demonstrates the hands-on project: shoeprint art!

All the kids scramble to get the shoes with the coolest soles.

Emma sets to work on her first piece.

Sara carefully paints the bottom of a shoe so it can be used like a rubber stamp.

The art looked pretty cool! Especially the ones with glitter paint.

Everyone is hard at work. Mrs. Mac stands at the ready with paper towels!

Check out the books Steve Light has written and illustrated: 

Book Cover   book jacket

Steve Light is a designer and illustrator whose advertising and commercial design work includes such clients as Sony Films, the New York Times Book Review, AT&T, and Absolut Vodka. In addition, he teaches art to young children at the West Side Montessori School. Light often uses picture books in the classroom as an avenue for discussion and creative motivation. A student of David Passalacqua (who was trained by Walt Disney) and a graduate of the Pratt Institute, Light lives in New York.

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