Wednesday, October 16th, preK-6th grade

Session 1  

9:30am-10:30am

Matthew Cordell

Why I Draw in Airports

When you just HAVE to draw, when it’s all you want to do, you draw EVERYWHERE. That’s how it is with Caldecott winner Matthew Cordell. 

Victoria Kann

Aprils Fools! It’s Pinkalicious!

Did you know Pinkalicious started as an April Fools joke? Learn all about Pinkalicious, how she came to be, and even play Pinkalicious Mad Libs!

Jay Cooper

The Most Annoying Robots

 Joe and Bob may be annoying robots, but are they the MOST annoying? Join Jay Cooper to design your version of the most annoying robots in the universe. 

Kazu Kibuishi

Amulet: You’re Just Like Me

Follow Kazu over 29 years as he grows from a doodler (a very distracted doodler) to one of the most successful graphic novelists of all time!

Corinna LuyKen

Mistakes and How to Make Them

Splotches, spots, misshapen things: even the biggest mistakes can be the sources of the brightest ideas. And we are all works in progress!

Phil Bildner

Books & Basketball

What do books and basketball have in common? More than you think! Join Phil and the Longwood Lancers for this action-packed book and basketball drill program.

Russell Ginns

What is that Terrible Smell?

Samantha and Nipper are at it again. Join VCBF superstar Russell Ginns for more puzzles, more escapes, more NINJAS! And a terrible smell…

Madelyn Rosenberg

Boy, am I Schmutzy!

In The Schmutzy Family, the children are very messy and dirty.  There are blueberry stains everywhere, and they even draw on the walls. The mother doesn’t even bat an eye. Until it’s time to clean up for Shabbat.

Raul the Third

¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market

Follow Little Lobo and his dog Bernabe as they deliver supplies to a variety of vendors, selling everything from sweets to sombreros, portraits to piñatas, carved masks to comic books!

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Artmobile

VMFA on the Road currently features the exhibition How Far Can Creativity Take You: VMFA Fellowship Artists. The exhibition includes works by the following acclaimed artists, who all have some connection to Virginia: Julien Binford, Ann Chenoweth, Esther Worden Day, Steven Fishman, Emmet Gowin, Sally Mann, Arthur Sawyers, Charles Sibley, Cy Twombly, Benjamin Wigfall, and Dennis Winston.

Session 2  

10:45am-11:45am

Matthew Cordell

Why I Draw in Airports

When you just HAVE to draw, when it’s all you want to do, you draw EVERYWHERE. That’s how it is with Caldecott winner Matthew Cordell. 

Victoria Kann

Aprils Fools! It’s Pinkalicious!

Did you know Pinkalicious started as an April Fools joke? Learn all about Pinkalicious, how she came to be, and even play Pinkalicious Mad Libs!

Jay Cooper & Russell Ginns

How to be a Spy

Join spymasters Russell Ginns and Jay Cooper for the most incredibly fun and fast-paced spy school ever. This was the most popular session at the 2018 VCBF!

Kazu Kibuishi

Amulet: You’re Just Like Me

Follow Kazu over 29 years as he grows from a doodler (a very distracted doodler) to one of the most successful graphic novelists of all time!

Tim Ering

Let’s Draw

Tim Ering’s illustrations are legendary at the VCBF (and all over!). Join Tim for a special session to illustrate with him!

Todd Parr

Don’t Worry: It is I, Todd Parr

Todd is back with “The Don’t Worry Book,” reassuring kids everywhere that even when things are scary or confusing, there’s always something comforting around the corner.

Raul the Third

Lowriders in Space

So that’s how you change a tire? This tech & reading program combines illustration with auto mechanics for a unique, super-charged, hands-on experience.

Sophie Blackall

Could You Live in a Lighthouse?

Not many people can, but with Sophie you can feel what it’s like to live somewhere so special. 

JOhn marciano

Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat

Klawde is not your average cat. He’s an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He’s cruel. He’s cunning. He’s brilliant… and he’s about to become Raj Banerjee’s best friend. Whether he likes it or not.

Madelyn Rosenberg

Canary in the Coal Mine

Bitty is a canary whose courage more than makes up for his diminutive size. Of course, as a bird who detects deadly gas leaks in a West Virginia coal mine during the Depression, he is used to facing danger.

Phil Bildner

Books & Basketball

What do books and basketball have in common? More than you think! Join Phil and the Longwood Lancers for this action-packed book and basketball drill program.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Artmobile

VMFA on the Road currently features the exhibition How Far Can Creativity Take You: VMFA Fellowship Artists. The exhibition includes works by the following acclaimed artists, who all have some connection to Virginia: Julien Binford, Ann Chenoweth, Esther Worden Day, Steven Fishman, Emmet Gowin, Sally Mann, Arthur Sawyers, Charles Sibley, Cy Twombly, Benjamin Wigfall, and Dennis Winston.

 11:45am-12:15pm- Lunch

 12:15am-1:00pm- Book Store, Book Signings, Artmobile, and VCBF “mini-session station” activities

Session 3

1:15pm-2:00pm

Tim & Sophie& MAtthew

Open Illustration Workshop

Come to the LCVA to draw with Tim Ering, Matthew Cordell, and Sophie Blackall! And don’t miss the Pinkalicious exhibition while you’re there!

 

Victoria Kann

Pinkalicious with Me!

Tour the Pinkalicious exhibition with Victoria, and join her for some very special Pinkalicious activities and projects. *Very limited registration.

Todd Parr

How to be Kind

Todd is back with “The Don’t Worry Book,” reassuring kids everywhere that even when things are scary or confusing, there’s always something comforting around the corner.

Corinna LuyKen

Art Hospital

So what if it’s not perfect? Don’t throw that art project away! Come to the Art Hospital to take the imperfect and turn it into something amazing!

Monty Montgomery & Jay Cooper

Live Mural

Come paint this year’s VCBF mural with Monty and Jay! It’s all about robots!

Raul the Third

Lowriders in Space

So that’s how you change a tire? This tech & reading program combines illustration with auto mechanics for a unique, super-charged, hands-on experience.

MAdelyn Rosenberg

It’s Tea Party Time!

When Julia invites her little brother to a tea party, she learns that if she wants the party “just so,” she’ll be at the party all by herself. There is more than one way to have a party!

Phil, Kazu, Russell, & John

Speed Dating with an Author

Are you looking for your next favorite books but don’t know how to find them? Have we got the answer for you! Each author has ten minutes to convince you that they are your new favorite!

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Artmobile

VMFA on the Road currently features the exhibition How Far Can Creativity Take You: VMFA Fellowship Artists. The exhibition includes works by the following acclaimed artists, who all have some connection to Virginia: Julien Binford, Ann Chenoweth, Esther Worden Day, Steven Fishman, Emmet Gowin, Sally Mann, Arthur Sawyers, Charles Sibley, Cy Twombly, Benjamin Wigfall, and Dennis Winston.

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