15. September 2016 09:00 — 11:00
Hegenbarth Sammlung Berlin
Nuernberger Str. 49
Workshop with a schoolclass
Photo copyright: Allen Say
On Thursday, 15 September, famous Japanese illustration artist Allen Say gives a workshop for a schoolclass.
(In English, with translator)
Allen Say was born in Yokohama, Japan. He learned the techniques of illustrating from cartoonist Noro Shinpei. He studied art and photography in Japan and the USA. At first he worked as a sign painter and photographer. Until today he has been writing and illustrating more than 30 picture books. His debut was Dr. Smith’s Safari (1972), followed by The Boy of the Three Year Nap (1988) and Tree of Cranes (1991). His work was honoured several times, for example with the Caldecott Medal (1994). Say has a grown-up daughter and lives with his wife in Portland, Oregon. For the first time he is a guest at the ilb, and presents himself also for the first time in Europe. He introduces his works Under The Cherry Blossom Tree — An Old Japanese Tale (1974) as a world premiere and Grandfather’s Journey (1993) as well as Kamishibai Man (2005), both as international debuts.
Cooperation with internationales literaturfestival berlin (ilb).