Virtual Workshop | Celebrating Mary Blair: A Remarkable Woman Who Changed the World with Author-Illustrator Ann Shen

$5 for members | $8 for non-members
Wed, Mar 17 | 5:30pm PT
Zoom Webinar

In honor of Women’s History Month, join Ann Shen—Author and Illustrator of Chronicle Books’ Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World—for a workshop celebrating the legacy of one of Walt Disney’s most influential concept artists, Mary Blair. Hear about Blair’s influence on Shen’s career path and learn to draw and paint your own portrait of Mary Blair.

Supplies List

  • Gouache or acrylic paints (these colors or equivalent):
    • Permanent white
    • Burnt umber
    • Burnt sienna
    • Primary blue
    • Flame red
    • Primary yellow
  • Brushes – round watercolor brush #4 or 6
  • Watercolor paper (or Bristol board, illustration board, any paper that holds up paint)
  • Drawing pencil (col-erase is preferred! any color)
  • Eraser


Registration for this program will open to the public starting Wednesday, March 3 at noon.

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Q&A and Requirements

A list of materials needed for this workshop will be emailed to attendees the week of the event. Questions can be submitted during the webinar through Zoom's Q&A function. Due to anticipated demand and limited Q&A time, not all submitted questions will be answered.

All participants must sign up by noon PT on Tuesday, March 16. Participants must have a Zoom account to attend the webinar. A link to the webinar and instructions for joining will be sent via email prior to the event.

About the Speaker

Ann Shen is an illustrator, letterer, and best-selling author based in Los Angeles. With over ten years of industry experience, her client list includes Disney, Facebook, Adobe, Jeni’s, Papyrus, and the New York Times. She has designed everything from theme park artwork to fashion doll packaging, editorial illustrations to apparel designs. Her three titles include Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World, Legendary Ladies, and Nevertheless, She Wore It—all published by Chronicle Books. You can find her on Instagram @anndanger or at

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