Help us celebrate 20 years of art and literacy! The Annual Ashley Bryan Art Series! This year's featured author/illustrator is Jerry Craft!
This year we start a new tradition: the Ashley Bryan Youth Art Festival! This will be a day of creation, play, and lots of fun! Face painting, African storytelling and other live performances with over 10 different art making experiences.
There is something for everyone and all families are invited! This event is free and open to the public.
Breakout session workshops - Pre-registration required; select links below to register for each workshop:
11am-12pm: Kianga Jinaki - Create a Fabric Portrait
Using the fabric and templates provided, participants will create their very own self original portraits. This project requires participants to trace the templates onto the fabric, cut and glue.
11am-12pm: Nzingah - Adinkra Stamping
Adinkra stamping is a printing process of the Ashanti people of Ghana. It is a way that the Ashanti people connect with maxims and proverbs. In this workshop, participants will learn about Adinkra cloth and its symbols and create their own Adinkra cloth.
2pm-3pm: Michael Gil - Let's Play the Music of the Water Cycle
An activity aimed to connect music with natural sciences. By using sound effects instruments such as rain sticks, thunder drums, ocean drums among others, participants will perform a live soundtrack for a water cycle narration. The activity promotes paying attention, listening skills, following instructions and teamwork while learning about the water cycle and its steps.
2pm-3pm: Kaylani Juanita – Create a Foldable Eight Page Zine!
Participants will learn how to create a foldable eight-page zine with: a sheet of computer paper, pencil, micron pen, eraser, and pair of scissors. She'll take you through her process of brainstorming a story inspired by an Ashley Bryan quote (or whatever text you choose), sketching, then inking some pages. Once the inked line art is complete, Kaylani will *briefly discuss digital coloring through Photoshop and how to add an optional poster to the printable zine. By the end of the demonstration participants should have an introductory knowledge of a foldable zine that is prepped for print reproduction or digital coloring.
About The Ashley Bryan Art Series Conference (ABASC)
The ABASC is a continuing education series for librarians, teachers, literacy professionals, and others engaged in the use of children’s literature to improve reading appreciation and skills.
The ABASC provides resources for teachers, scholars, writers, and artists who want to study the lives and works of authors and illustrators and their creative philosophies.
Learn more about ABASC & previous ABASC alumni at https://broward.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/ashleybryan
Ashley Bryan Art Series Conference (ABASC) is presented by the Broward County African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) in collaboration with Broward County Schools and supported by the Friends of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center.
About the African American Research Library and Cultural Center
The Broward County African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) is located in the Sistrunk community, one of the oldest historically Black communities named for one of Fort Lauderdale’s first Black physicians. Opening to the public on October 26, 2002, AARLCC became the third public library of its kind in the United States dedicated to the study of Black history and culture. The 60,000 square-foot Center serves as a repository of materials related to the local, national, and international voices of the African diaspora with more than 85,000 books, manuscripts, artifacts, framed art, print, photography, audiovisual, and documents held in our Adult Services Section and Special Collections. The Youth Services Section features a special collection of Coretta Scott King Award books and the Ashley Bryan Art Collection from illustrators of African Descent. AARLCC also features a 5,000 sq. ft. museum, a 300-seat state-of-the-art theatre, and a Computer Training Center.
In the event indoor, in-person programs are canceled, there are many online programs available at https://www.youtube.com/browardcountylibrary