Drawing Lessons for Kids with Mo Willems

In the time of social distancing due to COVID-19, Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, Mo Willems, “explore[s] ways of writing and making” despite being stuck at home. He also answers children’s… Read More

When ‘Here’ Is Home, But ‘Here’ Keeps Changing — A Family Flees In ‘Story Boat’

When illustrator Rashin Kheiriyeh first read the manuscript of Story Boat, she recognized the children in it immediately. Kheiriyeh’s family fled Iran after war broke out in 1980 — she remembers what… Read More

Lotte Reiniger: Animation Before Disney

Remembering Lotte Reiniger (1899 – 1981), who created the first feature-length animation, years before Disney.