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Brian Yanish

Brian Yanish is an author, illustrator, designer and maker. He has worked for Jim Henson Productions, trained as a special effects moldmaker, written and performed comedy, and designed educational software, apparel and toys. He is the creator of ScrapKins, a Recycled Arts program that inspires kids to see the creative potential in everyday junk. Brian has shared STEAM based workshops with schools around the world and even appeared on Sesame Street.


Being an Author-Illustrator-Maker

What's it like to be an Author AND Illustrator? How long does it take to make a book? Where do ideas come from? If you've ever wanted a peek INSIDE the head of a Creator, here's your chance!

Brian Yanish

30 Minute Program

STEAM BUILDING: Using Recycled Materials to Design and Invent

Can we use the junk we see everyday to create amazing things? Using STEAM thinking, engineering, and problem solving we'll create an interactive hands-on Arts project together made entirely from recycled materials you already have around your home. Learn to be a maker! Reference Book: Junk Re-Thunk

Brian Yanish

45 Minute Program

Dynamic Characters for Comics

Learn to create dynamic characters for comics! What makes a character stand out? We'll explore the details that bring a character to life, talk through different techniques we can use in comics and visual storytelling and try our hand at creating a mini comic using our invented character.

Brian Yanish

45 Minute Program

Brian Yanish is an author, illustrator, designer and maker. He has worked for Jim Henson Productions, trained as a special effects moldmaker, written and performed comedy, and designed educational software, apparel and toys. He is the creator of ScrapKins, a Recycled Arts program that inspires kids to see the creative potential in everyday junk. Brian has shared STEAM based workshops with schools around the world and even appeared on Sesame Street.

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Shark and Bot #2: Sleepaway Champs

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Shark and Bot

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Pirate Chicken

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ScrapKins: Junk Re-Thunk

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