PMA Family Day: Drawing with Scissors

PMA Family Day: Drawing with Scissors

Henri Matisse (France, 1869–1954), The Knife Thrower, 15 of 20 in "Jazz", 1947, Stencil, lithograph, pochoir on arches, 16 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches, This Exhibition is provided by Bank of America Art in our Communities program, EX2.2016.16

Book Art
Using inspiration from The Art Books of Henri Matisse, create your own book spread in his signature cut-paper collage style. Designer and cut paper artist Devon Kelley-Yurden will help you explore the relationship between image and text, negative and positive shapes, realism and abstraction, and the technique of "drawing with scissors."

Lantern Making
Create your own lantern using earth friendly and natural materials. In anticipation of the 2nd Annual Lantern Walk in Deering Oaks Park, the Friends of Deering Oaks and artist Christina Bechstein will lead an all-ages lantern making workshop inspired by the artworks of Henri Matisse. Create a small lantern to take home and then join the Lantern Walk where your work will become a magical piece of temporary public art. More information about the Lantern Walk on Sunday, October 16th here.

Devon Kelley-Yurdin is a maker, educator, and community arts activist living in Portland, Maine. She specializes in illustration and design, printmaking, art direction, and all things cut-paper, and is invested in community arts spaces and collective models. As a Vermont native and graduate from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn who has also lived in the Bay Area, Austin, TX, and rural Maine, she carries a diverse set of skills and community experiences in her creative and educational tool belt. Her teaching philosophy and personal art practice are formed around the belief that art is a powerful avenue to learn new technical skills, discover ways of thinking and looking, explore ideas of place and community, learn histories, and find points of connection with others.

PMA Family Days run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information about PMA Family Days, please contact Louisa Donelson, Associate Educator for Youth Learning.