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« Week of July 2, 2012 »
Start: 6:00 pm

NYT bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her teenage daughter team up for this romantic, funny, and adventurous new novel. When the storybook prince from teenage bookworm Delilah’s favorite fairytale begins to talk to her, she launches on a quest to save him from the page.

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Featuring live music by The Army of Broken Toys

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! The circus is in town! Witness as we transform our store into a fabulous three-ring for the paperback debut of Erin Morgenstern’s tale of wonder and whimsy. Peer into your future, see marvels of magic and mystery, performances to tickle your bones. Games of chance and skill. Join us for a night of fabulous fun for the whole family.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Popularized by Betty Edwards, blind contour drawing is a way to turn drawing on its head. In this course we will create wild interpertations of observaional drawing. This exercise is called “pure contour drawing” from the book The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. By attempting to draw a continuos outline without looking at your paper, we introduce a new way to approach drawing, as well as create new and unexpected illustrations of familiar objects.

Ages 8 to 12.

Class limited to 12 students.

You must pre-register, fee is $40 per student per class. You can sign up for one or all four classes for $145. 

Diane Bigda is a teacher at the Art Institute of Boston, where she teaches watercolor, natural history drawing, surface design and book illustration. She is the creator of all the Clearflour Bakery posters and the tree in the back of the Booksmith.

Anna Jo Beck will be assisting Diane. She is a senior at the Art Institute of Boston. In her spare time she doodles, binds books, and plays ukulele.

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