Animal Characters from Shapes Workshop with Nell Valle

A multicolored drawing of cartoon guinea pigs covering the full canvas, each with a different expression

Explore making animals from shapes with artist Nell Valle! From sketching to final art, we’ll learn how you can make the most expressive characters from unique and fun takes on basic shapes. This workshop is great for participants ages 8-12 who like character art, creativity, and being silly. Learn to see what is possible! Space is limited, so tickets can be picked up on a first come, first served basis at the children’s desk starting at 2:30 PM on the day of the event. An additional session focused on drawing and lettering is available from 4:30-5:30 PM.

Nell is a Chinese-American illustrator based in Boston. She specializes in the big and small: public art and comics. She is known for her cute characters, bright colors, and bold, fun lines. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in illustration and a minor in creative writing. She also has experience in art gallery installation and art instruction.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

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Monday, June 17, 2024

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Coolidge Corner - Meeting Room
31 Pleasant Street, Brookline, MA 02446


The Coolidge Corner is located on the ground floor of the Coolidge Corner Library. There are three methods of access: (1) Use the main entrance, which is equipped with a ramp and door openers, followed by the lift in the far east corner of the ground floor. (2) Follow the outdoor ramp around the north side of the building to the ground floor entrance, which is equipped with a door opener, followed by three stairs from the hallway into the room, or (3) follow the outdoor ramp around the north side of the building to the back entrance, which is equipped with a door opener. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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