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Family Sunday: “Colorful Hearts”

Family Sunday: “Colorful Hearts”

Meeting and art workshop with authors: Beata Ostrowicka and Elżbieta Wasiuczyńska.

Sunday, 20.06.2021, 11.00

Family Sunday: “Kolorowe serca” (“Colorful Hearts”) – meeting and art workshop with authors: Beata Ostrowicka (writer) and Elżbieta Wasiuczyńska (illustrator)
On-site event

Beata Ostrowicka told a story about a castle, where an alien appeared. Jasiek made Blue with scraps of modelling clay. Blue was a hippo previously. Even before that – an elephant. He had a shy smile and wanted to become friends with those who lived in the castle…

Elżbieta Wasiuczyńska made a paper cut-out of Blue. But she also created other characters: White, Green, Red, and other Colorful Knights who lived in the castle. Thanks to these creations, this wise story about tolerance was completed with 3D illustrations.

“Kolorowe serca” (“Colorful Hearts”) makes us think about some very important questions: is there more that divides us or is there more that connects us? Is a new place, a new situation, or a new person enough reason to be afraid? Is it shameful to change your mind?

Beata Ostrowicka is an author of books for children and teenagers. She wrote over 20 books and received numerous awards for these works. Her book “Ale ja tak chcę!” received the 2006 Book Award of IBBY Poland. Her book “Świat do góry nogami” received distinguished honors in 2004 by the international board of IBBY and was put on the Andersen Honorary List. Many of her books are recommended by the ABC foundation, which conducts the program „Cała Polska czyta dzieciom” (“All of Poland Reads to Children”). Some of her books have been translated into foreign languages. She lives in Krakow with her husband and two sons.

Elżbieta Wasiuczyńska is a painter and graphic designer. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in both painting and graphic design, where her diploma was awarded with the Rector’s Medal. She created illustrations for several dozen books and received numerous awards and distinctions. She received a 2001 distinction in the Pro Bologna contest for illustrations for the book “Pan Kuleczka” by Wojciech Widłak, a distinction in the contest “A Children-Friendly World” for the book “Bajka o ślimaku Kacperku” by Małgorzata Strzałkowska, and the Bronze Medal of the 2006 International Calendar Exhibition Stuttgart for illustrations for the book “My First Calendar Heye.” She also received a distinction in the 2007 Book of the Year contest led by IBBY Poland for the book “The Zoo” by Jarosław Mikołajewski, and in the same contest the main graphic design award for her own book “My First Alphabet” in 2009. She cooperates with famous Polish magazines, such as “Świerszczyk” and “Dziecko”. She also designed prints for children’s clothes and billboards for the Endo company.

Partner: Nasza Księgarnia Publishing House

This workshop is for children aged 5-10.
Space is limited. Reservations required:


This event is part of the “Galicia. Here You Read” project.
The project was financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport of the Republic of Poland from the Fund for Promoting Culture.

In Polish.
Free admission.