Goodnight, Los Alamos illustrator Brenda Fleming and author Whitney Spivey. Courtesy photo
- Free workshop with artist Brenda Fleming at ProjectY
If you’ve ever wanted to draw your favorite place in Los Alamos, now’s your chance to do so—with help from a pro. Artist Brenda Fleming, illustrator of the new Goodnight, Los Alamos children’s book, will be at ProjectY Friday, Nov. 16 to guide aspiring artists as they capture our town’s most scenic vistas and treasured places.
The event, which kicks off at 4 p.m. and is free to the public, will also feature a reading of Goodnight, Los Alamos by author Whitney Spivey. Afterward, Spivey and Fleming will sign books.
“It’s an awesome way for kids to meet a writer and an illustrator,” Fleming said. “I’m hoping to get kids inspired to tap into their creative sides and think of illustrating as an important way to communicate visually.”
Fleming’s workshop will be geared toward kids but anyone may participate.
ProjectY at 150 Central Park Square in Los Alamos, is a coworking space with plenty of tables for artists to work. Fleming will provide Goodnight, Los Alamos-themed postcards on which participants can draw their favorite places.
Goodnight, Los Alamos books will be for sale at ProjectY ($20 cash, check, or Venmo), or they can be purchased in advance at the Los Alamos Cooperative Market, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), the Bradbury Science Museum, the Los Alamos History Museum and CB FOX.
Can’t make it this Friday? Spivey and Fleming will be reading and signing their book at Family Strengths Network at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 and at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. at Rose Chocolatier.
“Goodnight, Los Alamos is a fun tribute to living and playing in Los Alamos, New Mexico,” Los Alamos MainStreet Director Lauren McDaniel said. “Through thoughtful words and beautiful illustration by two local residents, the book cleverly highlights the history and special places that children and their families can explore in the town we all love.”
Follow Goodnight, Los Alamos on Instagram @goodnightlosalamos.
Brenda Fleming’s daughters, Daphne and Donna, illustrate their favorite places in town (the library and the Bradbury). Stop by ProjectY on Friday afternoon to illustrate your own postcard! Courtesy photo