Library Science Dept. to hold children’s book seminar on Saturday

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Students and staff interested in the art of creating children’s books will have a chance to learn from an insider this Saturday at “Art Seminars in Children’s Book Illustration,” hosted by the Library Science Department. The event will feature illustrator Mike Wimmer on Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 202 of Academic Building IV. Known for his illustrations in books such as “Flight,” by Robert Burleigh and “All the Places to Love,” by Patricia Maclachan, Wimmer will present his work and guide students in an oil painting project. “The purpose of the seminar is to teach different techniques artists use to make children’s books,” Library Science Department Chair Mary Berry said. Each student will receive a canvas with an outline of George Washington and will be given instruction on how to finish the oil painting. “The oil painting project should be interesting because we’re all pretty bad at it,” Assistant Professor of Library Science Rosemary Chance said. According to Today@Sam, Wimmer’s style has been dubbed “reminiscent of some of Norman Rockwell’s best” by the Chicago Sun-Times. Wimmer won the Oklahoma Book Award for “All the Places to Love” in 1995.The cost of the event is $25 and is limited to 40 participants. For more information or to register for the seminar, contact Rosemary Chance at (936) 294-4740.This is the sixth library science seminar at Sam Houston. The next seminar will be held Oct. 4 featuring Brian Collier and his collage style artwork.