CUT IT OUT! Making Pictures with Color and Collage

Art workshop with Colleen Kong-Savage, illustrator of The Turtle Ship

March 15, 2019, 4:00 pm

New York Public Library: St. Agnes Library
444 Amsterdam Ave., NYC

KCCNY and the New York Public Library: St. Agnes Branch co-present this Korean Storytime Special Event.

Join us for a special program of Korean Storytime as we explore the art of collage with Colleen Kong-Savage, illustrator of The Turtle Ship. The delightful tale loosely based on the true story of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin and his Turtle Ship is a great way for young readers to be introduced to Korean history incorporated with moral lessons, along with a fun hands-on learning experience!

Colleen will read highlight portions of The Turtle Ship, and also share about the great Admiral Yi and his famous battleship, the Geobukseon (literally, “the turtle ship”) which was used alongside other warships like the Panokseon (“board roofed” ship) in 16th century Korea. Afterwards, children will get to make their own collage turtle ships out of hanji, beautiful traditional Korean handmade paper made of mulberry.

Knowledge of Korean is not required; families welcome! Recommended for Ages 4-10.
Space is limited and provided on a first come, first served basis.


About Colleen Kong-Savage

My name is Colleen Kong-Savage. Yes, as in King Kong was a Savage beast. What am I up to these days?

Once upon a time I was intimidated by the big bad city of New York. But what a thrill to live on an island of a thousand cultures! Growing up, I hopscotched about the globe with my family. When I returned to the US, I missed all the foods and people I had encountered in the Philippines, Zambia, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia… until I moved to the Big Apple. As I earned my writing MFA at Columbia University, I fell in love with the metropolis, its growly sense of humor and population of creative oddballs. Because of a phobia of driving, I will never leave it.

This June 2018 I made my children’s book illustration debut with Helena Rhee‘s The Turtle Ship, published by Lee & Low Books (woohoo!).

Miro Yoon