How to Find Your Creative Style By Getting Totally Lost, with Illustrator and Podcaster Andy J. Pizza

The path to finding the work that flows with ease is surprisingly not always an easy one, according to illustrator Andy J. Pizza. In this talk, Andy shares the personal story of how avoiding failure at all costs got in the way of his creative success, and how his drawing project that was as much equal parts daily, as it was fail-y, was the key to finding his style and ultimately a thriving creative practice.

This event will be live streamed. Check this page for details about how to access the livestream. 

Come Out! In Detroit: Telling the Story of Michigan’s First LGBTQ+ Pride

A conversation with illustrator Isabel Clare Paul and historian Tim Retzloff, who teamed up to create the comic “Come Out! In Detroit,” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Christopher Street Detroit ’72, the first LGBTQ+ pride celebration in Michigan. Free copies of the comic book will be available for all who attend.

Historian Tim Retzloff and artist Isabel Clare Paul will describe their collaboration on a comic book to commemorate the event.

Recipe Share | Super Smoothies on AADL.TV

Each week, AADL staff members share recipes in a specific category – from “Unusual Veggies” to “Favorite Cookies” - whether tried and true or tried and failed.

The recipes that are discussed in this episode are attached to this event page.

Please join the conversation in the comments section! What are your favorite recipes from this week’s category?

Drawing for Adults | Dotty Dreamscapes on AADL.TV

This month, Payton will demonstrate how to create the visual illusion of movement as we compose dreamy landscapes.  Learn how to work from your imagination and use acrylic paint and dotting techniques to make a visually compelling, flowing image.  Materials used in this lesson include acrylic paints, brushes, cotton swabs, canvas paper, water cups, paper towels or rags, pencils, and erasers


Biblio Files: Episode 87 | Authors that Attended University of Michigan on AADL.TV

What's a great book by an author that attended the University of Michigan?

Each week, a few AADL staff members present a book of their choice from a specific book topic such as favorite classic, book about nature, fiction under 200 pages, beloved children's book, etc. The topics cover all genres and ages of reader.

Join the conversation in the comments section and let us know what book you would have picked for this week's Biblio Files!