Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence Program – Dianna Bonder at Edmonton Public Library

JFIR logoDianna Bonder was born in Kamloops, BC, and after studying fine arts, illustration and design in Toronto, she moved to Vancouver to work as a commercial artist. Tired of the hustle and tight deadlines of commercial art, Dianna evolved a unique style which found its way into children’s books. After the success of her first book The Pacific Alphabet in 2001, other books followed including Accidental Alphabet, Three Royal Tales, Digging Canadian Dinosaurs, Leon’s Song, Dogabet and her most recent ABSea: A Deepsea Symphony. Dianna now lives on Gabriola Island, BC and is working on her 15th children’s book.

The free art workshops for Grade 2 to Grade 6 by children’s book illustrator Dianna Bonder will be held in the main floor program room at the Stanley A. Milner Library.

UPDATE: The workshops are fully subscribed. Thank you for your interest and our apologies.


High school art students and adults can schedule a one-to-one portfolio review with Dianna Bonder. Thirty minute reviews will be held at the Stanley A. Milner Library. First come first booked.

Thursday October 20
9:45 am-10:15 am, 11:15 am-11:45am

Monday October 24
5:30pm– 6:00pm,  6:15pm–6:45pm

Thursday October 27
9:00am–9:30am, 9:45 am–10:15am, 10:30am–11:00am, 11:15am–11:45am

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