Illustrator Inspires Rocky Point Students

Illustrator Inspires Rocky Point Students photo

As part of the school’s WARM – We Are Reading More – initiative, Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School students had the chance to learn about the work of a professional illustrator when Steven James Petruccio visited the school.

During the program, Mr. Petruccio spoke about the 85 books he has illustrated and how he had a love of drawing from a young age. Additionally, he showed the students the process for publishing a book – from the development of a manuscript and storyboards to the enlargement process and the role of an art director. He also demonstrated how to draw some of his favorite figures. 

Throughout the month of January, JAE students have been taking part in a series of activities designed to further promote a lifelong love of reading. They recorded the number of minutes they spend on independent reading for pleasure as well as took part in theme days such as “wear a shirt with words you can read” and an electronic blackout day.