Families will create prints using a styrofoam printmaking technique. We will also collage and personalize our printing blocks. Our creations will focus on colors, shapes and compositions inspired by the soaring mural by artist Mickalene Thomas in the Queens Museum’s first floor atrium.
Best known for her elaborate paintings composed of rhinestones, acrylic and enamel, New York based artist Thomas introduces a complex vision of what it means to be a woman and expands common definitions of beauty. Her work stems from her long study of art history and the classical genres of portraiture, landscape, and still life. Inspired by various sources that range from the 19th Century Hudson River School to Edouard Manet, Henri Matisse and Romare Bearden, she continues to explore notions of beauty from a contemporary perspective infused with the more recent influences of popular culture and pop art.
The Queens Museum offers weekly Drop-in Family Art Workshops on Sundays from 1:30 pm-4:30 pm that are free with museum admission. No advance registration is necessary. These educational workshops invite children ages 5-12 and their adult companions to take part in a shared learning experience that take visitors into our galleries and art studios.
Please ask at the front desk for workshop location.
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