For those spending their summer in Uptown, New York, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy is proposing a singular way to explore the city with the launch of Fly Away with Books.
The four-day festival that aims to (re)introduce children of all backgrounds to the unique pleasures of reading in Inwood, NY.From July 11th to July 14th, renowned French illustrators and authors Lucie Brunellière, Marie-Laure Cruschi (aka Cruschiform), Anouck Boisrobert, and Louis Rigaud will conduct playful and imaginative workshops in venues throughout New York City, from Inwood to Dumbo.
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Workshops from the French Embassy
Animal Geometry with Lucie Brunellière
Arts and crafts | From age 4 and above
Inspired by the book Deep in the Ocean (La grande plongée). Drawing animals requires documentation and observation, and with Lucie Brunellière you will learn to observe an image, identify geometric shapes, copy them onto paper or use cut out shapes, consider graphic design and textures, and put the finishes touches on an image.
ATLAS – a Geographic Color Chart with Cruschiform
Card game | From age 7 and above
Loosely inspired by the book Colorama, the aim of this workshop is to work as a group to create a colored atlas, where each shade corresponds to a different place around the world. Colored cards are laid out, allowing the audience to get drawn into the world of colors, labeling each card with the place that it evokes for them (i.e. the green grass of Central Park, the yellow taxis on Broadway, the summit of the Himalayas, the ground of the Grand Canyon, the blue lagoons of Polynesia, etc). Throughout the workshop each new card created will complete a giant colored mural; a map of the world in which every card can be geo-localized.
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Pop-up Art with Louis Rigaud or Anouck Boisrobert
Arts and crafts | From age 6 and above
Create a garden-themed pop-up card. After a short presentation of books by Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud, the two pop-up book authors will show easy techniques to try out, so that everyone can create 3D vegetables and an animated 3D scene, leaving the creations completely open to the imagination.
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July 12th, 2019, 2-4 pm ET
Inwood Library 4790 Broadway, New York, NY 10034