Virtual Art Workshop: Illustrations with Emily Curran

Saturday, January 16, 2021 — 11:00am - 12:30pm

Virtual Art Workshop: Illustrations with Emily Curran 

Image: James Stevenson (American, 1929-2017 Grandpa’s Too-Good Garden, New York: Greenwillow Books, 1989, page 25. Courtesy of the Estate of James Stevenson. Photo credit: Paul Mutino.

Virtual Art Workshop: Illustrations with Emily Curran -  Zoom workshop for the Fun / No Fun: Children’s Book Art by James Stevenson exhibition.


Teaching artist Emily Curran will conduct a virtual workshop for families about how to create your own illustrated story inspired by the exhibition Fun/ No Fun: Children’s Book Art by James Stevenson. Emily Curran is a freelance illustrator living in Asheville, North Carolina. She loves making comics and colorful illustrations using a variety of mediums such as gouache and colored pencils. Emily draws inspiration from daily life and landscape.  

Participants will receive a list of materials required for the workshop prior to the program.​ Advanced registration required.

  • The program is $20 for non-members, $15 for members.
  • The program will be completely virtual and good for families. It will include a tour of the exhibition space as well as a guided workshop by Emily.
  • Families will receive a free random James Stevenson book. 

To receive your free James Stevenson book included with the program please pick up your books either Monday, January 18th from 10 am - 12 pm or Monday, January 25th from 10 am- 12 pm. Please make sure to call 203-869-0376 when you arrive. If these times do not work for you please email

Families participating in Saturday's virtual workshop will receive a free James Stevenson book they can pick up at the Museum before or after the family workshop program. James Stevenson was an American illustrator and author and illustrator of over 100 children's books.

The James Stevenson children's books were generously donated by the James Stevenson Archive.

Youth and Family Programming at the Bruce Museum is generously supported by GIVE: Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation, and The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.


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