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

Illustrator Studio: Oil Painting Techniques

Award-winning illustrator Eric Velasquez demonstrates techniques for painting realistic oil illustrations that depict the strong emotions and actions of his characters. As a child, he loved superheroes, comics and drawing. He teaches illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Eric Velasquez

Eric Velasquez's awards include the John Steptoe/Coretta Scott King Award for new talent, a Pura Belpré Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Carter G. Woodson Award. For Holiday House, he both wrote and illustrated "Looking for Bongo," and he illustrated "Ol' Clip-Clop: A Ghost Story" by Patricia C....

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