Tucson Festival of Books

Illustrator Studio: Techniques for Acrylic Painting


John Parra will demonstrate the techniques he uses in creating acrylic paintings on gessoed illustration board and how to transfer a sketch to the board. His picturebooks include "Spanish is the Language of My Family," "Growing Up an Artist," and "Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos."


Panelist
John Parra

John Parra is an award-winning artist, illustrator, author and educator, best known for his Latino-themed children's picture books. His work on "Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos" was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year....

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Books:
Spanish Is the Language of My Family
John Parra
Children
Holiday House
July 2023
ISBN 9780823450046
40 pages
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Growing an Artist
The Story of a Landscaper and His Son
John Parra
Children
Simon and Schuster
May 2022
ISBN 9781534469273
40 pages
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