The Big Read Art Project @ stache studio
Saturday March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join us as we create a watercolor project inspired by “The Big Read” book “Imani’s Moon” in conjunction with the Griffin-Spalding County Library!
Written by JaNay Brown-Wood
Illustrated by Hazel Mitchell Bell
We will complete a watercolor project featuring the moon, sky and stars. This event is free to the public thanks to a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). Please be considerate and only reserve a ticket if you 100% know that you will be able to make it that day.
The Story: Imani, a little girl with big dreams, lives in Africa. The children in her village tease her but Mama tells Imani traditional stories to show her that she can achieve whatever she puts her mind to. Imani decides to try and touch the moon and despite the children’s mockery she persists in her quest. Imani climbs a tall tree but falls out. She makes herself some wings but gets caught in a tree. On her way home Imani watches young warriors doing a jumping dance (adumu). She is fascinated by how high they can jump and starts to practice. Her patience and concentration is rewarded when she jumps high enough to land on the moon and bring back a piece of moon rock. This accomplishment becomes Imani’s story.