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Children's Book Launch and Interactive Drawing Class

Children's Book Launch and Interactive Drawing Class

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  • Sat 29 Jan ’22, 10:00am – 12:00pm


Mahurangi East Library, 21 Hamatana Rd, Snells Beach


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

Book launch, reading by the author + learn to draw your favourite animal - or make up your own!

Saturday January 29 at Mahurangi East Library, author Michael Botur launches children’s book ‘My Animal Family,' reading the book aloud with a bonus drawing class guided by comic book artist Shane Evans.

'My Animal Family' is a 20-page illustrated book which teaches children about their place in the natural world. Mixing hilarious rhymes with scientific facts, children learn about the phylogenetic tree and the relationships between all life forms, with a core message about understanding that humans are equal to all other animals, from Ape to Zyzzyva.

Get your A3 paper, work out a plan for which animal you would love to illustrate, and your illustration experts and artist Shane Evans and Michael Botur will help - plus they’ll help you create genus and species name for an animal real or imaginary.

They'll also help you draw some powerful poster lettering so you have some wicked artwork to take home to your whanau.

- Books are $30
- Illustrated animal posters are free for anyone joining in a drawing workshop.
- Stay for 10 minutes or 100 minutes, however long it takes to draw your masterpiece. It's all good!

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