Celebrating UNIQUENESS & INDIVIDUALITY
Through this project you get to share about your unique self through art and rhyme.
Watch the Video Series with Maya!
originally part of a Facebook Live event
VIDEO 1: Reading, Rhyme & Keeping Time!
In this first video join Maya for a reading excerpt from They, She, He easy as ABC. Then engage in a writing demo and learn tips and tricks for creating your own rhymes in the style of the book. Find out how to keep the rhythm, do simple rhymes and play with alliteration.
VIDEO 2: Behind-the-Scenes – An Inside Look!
In this second video join Maya for a look at the inspiration for the book art including how it’s connected to our other book They She He Me: Free to Be! You’ll get to see some of the sketches and character development and more about the art materials she used for the book.
VIDEO 3: Drawing Like Me is easy as ABC!
In this third video join Maya for a demonstration on how to draw the characters in the book and how to use ink to get your character ready to then take into watercolor in the final video of the series.
VIDEO 4: The Dance of Color! Bringing Color to Trans Visibility in Children’s Books
In this fourth and final video of the series, filmed on Trans Day of Visibility AND Cesar Chavez Day, join Maya as she talks about why it’s so important to not only include but give center stage to our kids of color in children’s books and learn how to use watercolors to bring characters to life!