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Unveiling the Art Behind Picture Book Illustration

posted 28 Sep 2011, 18:49 by Asociación Profesores Inglés Rosario
A workshop with Prof. Ma. Cristina Thomson de Grondona White

Possibly because there´s a tendency in us adult readers to concentrate on reading words rather than reading pictures, we sometimes envision picture books as being simple, univocal texts whose sole purpose is to teach children literacy skills. Though this may be true with alphabet, counting and concept books, there´s a plethora of other innovative picture books which invite us to engage in new ways of reading and interpreting them on account of the innovative, complex relationships between their artwork and words.

The purpose of this talk will be three-fold: first, to share with colleagues a bird´s eye- view- on how to technically read and understand the language of pictures; second, to show these techniques in action through examples ; third, to reflect on how these quality picture books may contribute to motivate older readers to open up their interpretive perspectives and creatively express their personal responses to reading.

Mrs Grondona White will offer practical guidance in working with real story-books.

Venue: UCEL, Av. Pellegrini 1342

Date: October 29th , 9.30 to 12.30

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Members and Students not previously enrolled: $20

Non-Members: $50
Former APIBA and FAAPI president, Ma. Cristina Thomson de Grondona White (graduated from Instituto del Profesorado de Rosario), has had extensive professional practice as a teacher educator in leading tertiary institutions in Bs As. She currently coordinates in-service courses in literacy, children´s literature and storytelling. An expert oral storyteller, Cristina frequently visits schools where she delights in storytelling with children and adolescents.