John Parra - 92Y, New York

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92Y Young Leaders Series

John Parra

John Parra

Students and their teachers in grades 1-3 join celebrated visual artist John Parra for a conversation and workshop inspired by his illustrations for the award-winning children’s book Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos.

“Featuring charming visuals and lively, often lyrical prose” (Booklist), Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos explores the life of one of the world’s most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the beloved pets that populated her art. “Parra’s warm, weathered paintings are done in a flattened, folk-art style that vividly evokes the Mexican environment and heritage of which Kahlo was very proud” (Publishers Weekly). Students will have the chance to create their own self-portraits with pets inspired by Kahlo’s style and Parra’s elegant illustrations.

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92Y offers partial and full subsidies to schools that require financial support to participate in the Young Leaders Series. To apply for a subsidy, please email us a brief description of your circumstances.

This event is produced through 92Y’s Young Leaders Series: a virtual education program that connects classrooms across the country with leading figures in the arts and humanities. The Series invites students to discover their own artistic and intellectual passions, identify resources to pursue those passions and shape the future of their world.


Online programs:
An access link will be emailed to you after purchase

In-person programs:
Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is Required for all adults and children ages 12+. Proof of vaccination for children ages 5+ is required for certain programs. Learn more.

Masks must be worn at all times by everyone over the age of 2.

Thank you for doing your part in helping to keep everyone in our community safe.

John Parra

John Parra is an award-winning artist and illustrator best known for his Latino-themed children’s picture books …

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.