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Saturday March 23, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM PDT
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Sun Gallery 
1015 E Street
Hayward, CA 94541

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Brian Bowes 
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators 
Illustrator Coordinator 

Illustrator Meeting March 23rd
Seeing What You're Saying;
Illustrating Harmony With Images and Story -
A presentation by award winning illustrator
Ashley Wolff

About the Presentation:
Ashely will be discussing the benefits, and process of, choosing an appropriate medium to illustrate a story. She will talk about the crossovers and connections between the images and the story, and about the way that she personally strengthens those connections. Ashley's presentation will focus on traditional or "reflective media."

Ashley Wolff:
Ashley Wolff has been illustrating professionally for almost 30 years, and has created over 60 books. Her first book was published in 1984. Since then she's illustrated and written 11 books, illustrated 36 books, and been included in six anthologies. You can see examples of her work on her website:

Ashley is an active member of the faculty at Hollins University in Virginia. The program she teaches offers a graduate level certificate in children’s book illustration, and is closely associated with Hollins’ longstanding graduate program in the study and writing of children’s books.

Ever an intrepid traveler, Ashely opens herself up to be exposed by the wide diversity of art and culture around the world. Her willingness to explore shines through in the many different techniques and media which Ashley has used:  watercolor, gouache, and acrylic,  linoleum block print, collage, pastel and colored pencils. While she likes to change the techniques used for the pictures, she does maintain some constant personal themes in her books. You won’t find many airplanes, tractors or trucks, but you will always find lots of color, animals, children and a love of nature.