Drawing with scissors with Nathalie Trovato

Join us for a morning of readings and fun with French children book author, Nathalie Trovato. After reading from An Alphabet in Bloom (Home Grown Books), Nathalie will be leading a large scale cut paper activity for children of all ages.

What can you find on the “A” page that starts with “A”? What can you find on the “B” page that starts with “B”? You and your little one will love searching each page to find all the alphabetical plants, animals, colors, numbers and objects to be identified.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

Nathalie Trovato is a Brooklyn-based French author, illustrator and educator. She considers herself a visual translator and through her minimalist approach to drawing she creates poetic connections between words and images.

In 2005 the French publisher Passage Piétons commissioned her to illustrate La Suite de Cendrillon by Guillaume Apollinaire. This was followed by a collaboration with a number of publishers such as Donner à voir and Belgian publisher Esperluète where her etchings and linocuts met the work of contemporary writers: Sophie Braganti, Patrick Joquel and Aurélie Denis.
Her encounter with Home Grown Books in 2010 lead to a series of children books where drawing with scissors imposed itself as the perfect medium for a younger public. In
The Environmental Pack and her newly released An Alphabet in Bloom, her simple, yet poetic papercut images
reveal enchanting natural worlds.

Nathalie Trovato’s work has been presented at Musée des beaux-arts de Nice and La Station (Nice, France), Cork Printmakers (Ireland), Muriel Guépin gallery (Brooklyn), The Bronx Blue Bedroom project (New York), Rizzoli Bookstore, Book Court as well as Greenlight and The Brooklyn Museum bookstore (New York).

Read more about Nathalie Trovato here: www.nathalietrovato.com