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Illinois Illustrator Appearance February 20, 2011

Posted by flashlightblog in Grandparents, Illustrator Appearances.
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McFarland painting Grandfather's Wrinkles in his Huntley, IL art studio

Artist Richard McFarland will demonstrate how he illustrated the picture book Grandfather’s Wrinkles, written by Kathryn England, at the Harvard Diggins Library, on Saturday, February 26th. The event will take place at 2 p.m. at the library, 900 E. McKinley St., Harvard, IL.

McFarland, who used himself as the model for the grandpa in the artwork, will read the book and explain how it was made – from initial concept through finished product. His demonstration of how stick figures become printed art will engage children and adults alike. Participants will learn some artistic secrets plus get an interesting behind-the-scenes look at how a picture book is created.

McFarland’s presentation is appropriate for all ages, and copies of “Grandfather’s Wrinkles” will be available for purchase.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the Harvard Diggins Library at 815-943-4671.

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