Monkey Boy to Lunch Lady: 10 Years of Jarrett J. Krosoczka

October 11 - November 13, 2011


He started by taking classes at WAM. Now he's a published author/illustrator with ten years in the business! This retrospective exhibit features original works from Jarrett J. Krosoczka's many award-winning children's books, including Punk Farm, Baghead, Ollie, the Lunch Lady series, and many others.

Celebration and Book Signing

Sunday, October 23, 1-4pm
Museum Café
Meet the author and have your book signed! Book sales at opening reception benefit the Joe and Shirl Scholarships at the Worcester Art Museum. For more information, visit StudioJKK.
Participate in a raffle of original works of art by Jarrett; a special Scavenger Hunt is also available. Adults who wear a costume as a character from one of Jarrett's books will be granted free admission to Museum galleries during the book signing.
Free with Museum Admission.

Select Images from the Exhibition

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The Business of Children's Books
Saturday, October 22, 1-3 pm
Member $25; nonmember $40
Join Worcester native and award winning author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka and see the world through the eyes of a professional children's book artist. Jarrett will share his experience growing up as an artist, the rejections he faced, and the growth of his writing and illustrating process. He'll also cover the submission process and distribute a packet of handouts with tips for beginning writers and illustrators.

Introduction to the Children's Picture Book
Sunday, November 13, 10 am - 4 pm
Member $70; nonmember $95
Through lecture and exercises, get an overview of the elements of picture book art and writing and the publishing process. Develop your idea or draft for a picture book into a submission-ready manuscript. Writers (who do not illustrate) and artists (who do not write) are welcome. Suzy Becker has written many books including All I Need To Know I Learned From My Cat.