University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Illustrator Studio: Painting with Acrylics

John Parra will demonstrate techniques for painting with acrylics and images deeply embedded in his Latinx heritage. Parra's books have received awards including the Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book Award, Golden Kite Award, Christopher Award and an International Latino Book Award. His original artwork has also been showcased and displayed in numerous gallery shows and museum exhibitions.

John Parra

John Parra is an award-winning illustrator of books for young readers, including "Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos" by Monica Brown, named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, and "Marvelous Cornelius" by Phil Bildner, which won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Golden Kite for Picture Book Illustration....

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Arizona Party Rental Companies
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Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.

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