FEBRUARY VACATION WEEK DROP-IN ART PROGRAMS AND ADVENTURES
Monday, February 18 through Friday, February 22
1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, February 23
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gallery Talks on the Art of Adventure every day at 11:00, 12:30 and 2:30
Explore and learn about the Art of Adventure. Paintings by Frank Schoonover and Gregory Manchess invite us into worlds beyond the everyday where anything might happen. Participants will also discover Norman Rockwell’s adventures and how they shaped his world view and decisions about what to paint.
Tuesday, February 19 – Friday February 22
1:00 p.m. Drawing Leopards, Raptors and Bears, oh my!
Each day educator and illustrator Patrick O’Donnell will teach visitors how to draw a different animal inspired by creatures painted by Gregory Manchess in the exhibit Above the Timberline, and Frank Schoonover in the Art of Adventure. Even beginning artists will make shapes and forms which become animals in action. Draw all five animals or choose a favorite: Woolly Rhino (Monday), Snow Leopard (Tuesday), Polar Bear (Wednesday), Wolf (Thursday), and Raptor (Friday)
2:00 p.m. Around the World with Norman
Did you know Norman Rockwell had some worldly adventures? Education curator Tom Daly shares stories about the artist’s global travels and how these experiences were reflected in his work.
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Imagine and Create with Collage
Using collage techniques – visualize, design and create an imaginary animal and the setting it inhabits. Participants will be encouraged to be adventurous with color, texture and design as they plan and create an image which suggests adventures about to unfold.
3:00 p.m. Adventure Story Read Aloud and Conversation
After an afternoon of adventures it’s time to cozy up and listen to wonderful illustrated stories about adventures. Chief educator Mary Berle will read and discuss celebrated illustrated children’s books for children ages 3 – 9 and their families. Each day will feature new stories and conversation topics.
Weather permitting expect some “pop up” outdoor adventures on our 36-acre grounds.