Personal Note from Bob
"As an artist and illustrator, my commitment is to the development and precision of my craft. By doing so, I can expand and reflect the dynamics of my own imagination.
In my SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY work, the goal is to dream.
CHILDREN'S BOOKS...to see the world through the eyes of a child.
MUSIC ILLUSTRATION...to present my craft as fine art.
REFLECTIONS OF AMERICA AND NOSTALGIC ART...to create a window into a time period.
CLIENT COMMISSIONS AND PORTRAITS...to put you into your dreams.
As an art teacher, I had 32 years of nurturing young creative minds from Kindergarten to 6th grade. Everything was based on teaching and individualizing the creative process and enhancing visual perception.
I am still active with Art Educators of New Jersey at their annual conferences presenting lectures and workshops for my colleagues. I have also presented at the National Art Educators Association Conference with my lecture on”Improving Students’Drawing Abilities Through Perceptual Enhancement”. This November, I’ll be speaking at the New Jersey Education Association about the implementation of art activities in all subject areas.
My passion for painting is a reflection of my appreciation for beauty. Hopefully, those who see my work will get have new insights into an understanding of visual aesthetics. Enjoy your visit!
BOB PETILLO ART
WORKPLACE READINESS AND ART
THESE GREAT ASSEMBLIES ARE AGE APPROPRIATE IN CONTENT, VOCABULARY AND ABILITY LEVELS.
1.Illustration as a career (ILLUSTRATION IS FUN- Primary Grades)
This assembly is an overview of the large body of work of BOB PETILLO spanning the many genres' and styles as they applied to a variety of professional work. They include: HARRY POTTER AND MAGIC CARDS, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Children's Books and Music Illustration.
The process of illustration (AS SEPARATE ASSEMBLIES)
2.Children's Book Illustrations
From story, to thumbnails, to story board, to final sketches, to finished paintings; the entire process is explained. Age appropriate to younger groups.
T-shirt designs for the classic rock bands. Your students can see a step by step development of a Rock and Roll composition using many different elements. Bob uses actual sketches and samples from when he designed concert shirts for bands like Foreigner, Genesis, The Who, AC/DC, Ozzie Osborn, Heart and more.
4.Harry potter card Illustration
Bob explains what it's like to work in the industry on an international scale. He will take your students through the step by step creative process showing the HARRY POTTER CARDS AND MAGIC CARDS that he illustrated in 2001 and 2002.
With this assembly, Bob guides his audiences through an eye-opening visual labyrinth of reference frames and optical illusions that increase perceptual sensitivities. Integrated into an art program, drawing abilities improve. There are even methods of working with specific learning challenges.
CALL TO BOOK AN ASSEMBLY:
973-209-0928 OR 973-903-1099
Single assembly: $499
Same assembly twice, a.m. OR p.m.: $650
Single assembly, a.m. AND p.m.: $850
Single assembly with workshop: $650.
Two different assemblies back to back: $750
Two different assemblies, a.m. AND p.m. price: $999