Saturday, October 23, 10 to 11 a.m.
Join children’s author/illustrator Ashley Barron in an art activity that explores the tiny ecosystems that can be found on a single tree branch. Ashley will demonstrate some of her favourite paper collage techniques and offer up imaginative ideas on how your family can incorporate natural found materials, like pinecones and leaves, to make anything from bird nests to butterflies. Ashley will also read from My Forest is Green – a book that she illustrated!
This program runs approximately 30 minutes, leaving plenty of time to answer questions.
Order your copy of My forest is Green from TBG’s Garden Shop.
About the Artist
Ashley Barron is a multimedia artist who is best known for her paper collage work. She is the illustrator of over a dozen children’s books, including My Forest is Green (Kids Can Press) and her author/illustrator debut, Love You Head to Toe (Owlkids). Ashley graduated from the illustration program at Ontario College of Art & Design in 2007 and has been working as a freelance illustrator ever since. She lives in Toronto’s east end with her partner and three cats in a bright, plant-filled studio. Follow Ashley on Instagram @_ashleybarron_