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Art Class and Story Time with Art Matters Studio

Join Us for Story Time Arts & Crafts
with Kerry Pease-Coble of Art Matters Studio


From Eric Carle, New York Times bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and From Head to Toe, comes the classic story of one very grouchy ladybug. Eric Carle's bright artwork and signature style will charm both ardent fans and new readers alike.

The Grouchy Ladybug

As children follow the Grouchy Ladybug on her journey, they will learn the important concepts of time, size, and shape, as well as the benefits of friendship and good manners.

For generations, The Grouchy Ladybug has delighted readers of all ages with the story of a bad-tempered bug who won't say "please" or "thank you," won't share, and thinks she is bigger and better than anyone else.

Readers will love how this testy ladybug introduces them to many new animals and learns that maybe being grouchy isn’t always the best option.

Kerry Pease-Coble has over 25 years of private teaching experience and is an award winning exhibiting painter. Kerry obtained my BFA from Rhode Island School of Design with further study at Tyler School of Art and MICA, and has been honored with a residency at the prestigious Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. Kerry has spent their life surrounded by artists and educators. Their father, the late David Pease, was the dean at both Tyler School of Art and Yale Art School and has work in dozens of major museum collections. Guilford has been their adult home and "happy place." It has been a dream of theirs to move back to New England and reestablish the studio here.

Art Matters Studio offers opportunities for artists of all experience levels to not only develop skills, but feel part of a community where they are encouraged to experiment, have fun and develop their own artistic vision. Children's programing is offered for ages toddler through teen and limited to small groups of 8-12. Custom programming, homeschool classes and private lessons are offered upon request for ages 6+. Choose the programs that works best for you, from one day workshops and drop in programs to multi week sessions. Summer and Schools Out camps provide fun opportunities for children on the holidays and their popular 'Arty Parties' offer creative celebrations for birthday and other events.


Caregivers are required to stay for the duration of the event. This event is intended for ages 3 and up.

Event Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2024 - 10:30am EDT
Event address: 
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
The Grouchy Ladybug By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064434508
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1-2 Days
Published: HarperCollins - August 16th, 1996