YOUNG AT ART with James Ransome – COLLAGE

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YOUNG AT ART with James Ransome: COLLAGE

In the third episode of our new series, Young At Art, award-winning illustrator, James Ransome is back, this time at Langston Hughes House in New York City. Join James to learn techniques for making amazing collages like the ones he created to illustrate his new book with Lesa Cline-Ransome, GAME CHANGERS: THE STORY OF VENUS AND SERENA WILLIAMS.

ABOUT THE BOOK
GAME CHANGERS: THE STORY OF VENUS AND SERENA WILLIAMS
by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James Ransome
Venus and Serena Williams. Two peas in a pod. Best friends. Sisters.

Six days a week they awoke before the sun came up to practice their serves and returns, to learn to run faster and hit harder. They were unstoppable. At age fourteen, Venus played her first professional match. Three years later, it was Serena’s turn. It wasn’t easy. Some tennis fans cheered for these two fresh faces, while those who were unhappy to see two black girls competing in a nearly all-white sport booed and taunted them. But they didn’t let it stop them.
With vibrant mixed media art, nonfiction superstars Lesa Cline-Ransome and Coretta Scott King Honor winner James E. Ransome share the inspirational story of two tennis legends who were fierce competitors on the courts, but close sisters above all.

ABOUT JAMES
James is both a painter and award-winning illustrator, with work exhibited in both private and public art collections. He has illustrated over 50 books, and his awards include the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Picture Book Honor and the ALA Notable Book Award forSky Boys; the Coretta Scott King Honor for Uncle Jed’s Barbershop; the Coretta Scott King and IBBY awards for Creation; the NAACP Image Award for Let My People Go and Our Children Can Soar; and the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance Award, Rip Van Winkle Award, SEBA Best Book of the Year Award and Dutchess County Executive Art Award for Individual Artist.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Muriel Feldshuh

James I enjoyed your demonstration of collage. Of course it all looks so easy when you created your collage however, I couldn’t get over how you were able to cut the paper free form. I work with lots of felt fabric for my collages and banners and usually have to trace the objects I put into my pictures. Thanks for sharing your expertise.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Cathy Bucher, South Walker Elementary School

Thank you Mr. Ransome for telling me about this awesome website! I can’t wait to share it with my eight literacy lab classes!

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