Sao Tome bound…and stuff….

This Tuesday I head to Sao Tome and Principe! MICA’s Office of Continuing Studies sponsors a Summer Intensive Travel Program where students and life-long learners are able to explore different cultures and make art. The illustration department travels to Sao Tome. Other programs include Fibers in Istanbul, Sculpture in South Korea, General Fine Arts in New York, and more.

It will be my first time traveling to Africa and I am sooooooo excited. For more information on MICA’s summer intensive programs, click here. For more info on the Sao Tome experience, see our blog.

In other news, my homie, Jonathan Bean, has moved to Harrisburg! He lives in a fantastic new studio with a stairway gallery. Every third Friday is Third in the Burg, where artist’s open their studio spaces for all to come and visit. On his inaugural studio opening, he shared work in “The Steps Shown” gallery. If you’re in Harrisburg n a third Friday, go see what work is currently cluttering his drawing desk while enjoying the 19th century stairwell gallery that, each month, will feature doodles, notes, studies, sketches, photos or other ephemera documenting an artist’s creative process. The studio is located on the third floor of 1320 N. Third St., Harrisburg, PA.

And, finally, for those of you who have brilliant picturebook ideas with no set plan on how to flesh them out, my friend and mentor, Pat Cummings is hosting her annual Children’s Book Boot Camp. For more details on how to apply, visit her here.

It’s looking to be a busy, busy summer!