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Telling Stories in Layers: A Workshop with Ellen Weinstein

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Date(s) - 11/18/2018
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

東京都港区南青山6-10-11 - Tokyo,


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Telling Stories in Layers: 

A Workshop with Illustrator Ellen Weinstein


Time:   Sunday, November 18, 2018, 3:00 – 5:30 pm  

Place:   The Wesley Foundation Wesley Center, Conference Room 204

(6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo; for access info and maps,


Fee: 1,500 yen SCBWI members; 2,000 yen nonmembers

Reservations required: Reserve early as space is limited. To reserve, email japan (at) by Thursday November 15.

This event will be in English. Japanese interpretation available on request.

What to bring: color media, paper, scissors or cutter knife, glue or paste, cutting surface (cutting board or mat board) and any collage materials you wish to use. Feel free to bring existing drawings or paintings you wish to work with.


For the past twenty years Ellen Weinstein has produced compelling images for a wide range of clients including The New York Times, Humana Theatre Festival, Random House and the Museum of Modern Art, with which Ellen illustrated the children’s book Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity. Ellen employs the use of collage to tell stories, allowing her to work with layers of meaning and texture. Ellen will share her insights on image making, children’s book illustration with collage, and the Yayoi Kusama book. She will also demonstrate how she combines painting, mixed media and digital assets to create images that are seamlessly woven together. Participants will then create their own mixed media pieces by combining techniques.


Ellen Weinstein is a New York based award-winning illustrator and instructor at the Rhode IslandSchool of Design. She lectures, exhibits, and conducts workshops internationally, and creates work for magazines, newspapers, books, advertising, and cultural institutions. She is a regular contributor to Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. She illustrated the children’s book Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity, published by MoMA (2017). She is the author and illustrator of Recipes for Good Luck: The Superstitions, Rituals and Practices of Extraordinary People published by Chronicle Books (2018). Visit her website: