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April 14 @ 10:00 am - April 17 @ 4:30 pm
The Spring Children’s Workshop series will explore fairytales and folklore as exhibited in Images of the People: Russian Lacquer Paintings. Students will investigate how storytelling is portrayed through the design and shape of the lacquer box and in the scenes of the paintings.
This workshop, offered April 14 through 17 at the Museum, has a morning session from 10 am to 12:30 pm for children ages 5 to 8, and an afternoon session from 2 to 4:30 pm for ages 9 and older. Children can attend one day or the whole week.
Each day’s activities:
Tuesday, April 14
Students will explore the multilayered scenes depicting Russian Folk tales. Using our imagination participants will create their own magical story. The narrative will be painted in its entirety as a watercolor and ink painting.
Wednesday, April 15
Images of the People: Russian Lacquer Painting includes various shaped boxes and methods of painting styles to depict a scene. Participants will investigate how the design of their box can hide or reveal messages.
Thursday, April 16
Inspired by Russian folk art students will create their own Firebird design using paint. Participants will also learn about the different stories and designs portrayed in Images of the People: Russian Lacquer Paintings.
Friday, April 17
Students will get to explore dreaming up their own fairy tale. Through the design of their own character each student will create their own mask and get to personify their creative tale.