Exhibition Programs for Let It Snow: Children’s Book Art

Hans Wilhelm
Jolantha, 2011
Watercolor
Collection of the artist

Lauren Castillo
Two Good Friends, 2011
From The Reader
Ink, watercolor, digital media on paper
Collection of the artist

Jennifer Thermes
Sled Ride, 2011
From The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!, 2012
Pencil and watercolor on Arches paper
Collection of the artist

Wendell Minor
Arctic Midnight Ride From Arctic Son, 1997
Watercolor on paper
Collection of Wendell and Florence Minor

Let It Snow: Children’s Book Art
Lecture Gallery: December 1, 2012 – February 24, 2013

Teachers' Preview: Let It Snow: Children’s Book Art
Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Preview includes staff tour of the exhibition followed by the presentation of school program and teacher’s materials.  Curriculum connections to art and language arts will be highlighted. (.1 CEU) Open to schoolteachers only.  For information and reservations please call 203-413-6741.


Look and See: Let It Snow: Children’s Book Art
Wednesday, December 5, 12:30 – 1:15 pm

A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s galleries through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Children will explore the exhibition and then make their own “snow” pictures. Members $5, non-members $7 per child, per class.  Parents/guardians are free.  Please make reservations by calling the Museum at  203-869-0376 or email here with the name of adult and child.


Family Day: Children’s Book Day
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

A fun day for the entire family celebrating the Museum’s exhibition Let It Snow! Children’s Book Art.  Children can participate in a gallery hunt through the exhibition and create their own winter-themed, book-mark.  Artist Jennifer Thermes, illustrator of the book The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever, will be our special guest for the afternoon.  From 1:00 – 3:00 pm Jennifer will demonstrate her artistic skills and speak to families about the interesting work she does.  At 3:00 pm Rick Adam from Encore Performing Arts presents his Winter Extravaganza! – a fun-filled kid’s vaudeville show with a winter-themed performance of songs, stories and silly stuff!  All activities are free with Museum admission and are suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
 

Look and See: Let It Snow: Children’s Book Art
Wednesday, January 16, 12:30 – 1:15 pm

A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s galleries through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Children will explore the exhibition and then make their own “snow” pictures. Members $5, non-members $7 per child, per class.  Parents/guardians are free.  Please make reservations by calling the Museum at 203-869-0376 or email here with the name of adult and child.


February School Vacation Workshops: Children’s Book Art
Tuesday – Friday, February 12, 13, 14, 15, 2013, 10:30 am

A series of hands on workshops for students in grades 1 – 3, who will explore the original art work in the exhibition Let It Snow: Children’s Book Art and then create their own winter illustrations using a variety of techniques.
Tuesday: 3-D Winter Scene Collage
Wednesday: Painting Winter Landscapes
Thursday: Multi-color Scratchboard Printmaking
Friday: Silk Screen Printing
Each workshop is a complete program, but the projects are complementary. These inclusive workshops are suitable for students of all abilities.  Members $5, non-members $7, per student, per day, includes all materials. Reservations are required for each day; call the Museum at 203-869-0376 email here with the name of adult and child.
 

Look and See: Let It Snow: Children’s Book Art
Wednesday, February 20, 12:30 – 1:15 pm

A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s galleries through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Children will explore the exhibition and then make their own “snow” pictures. Members $5, non-members $7 per child, per class.  Parents/guardians are free.  Please make reservations by calling the  Museum at 203-869-0376 or email here with the name of adult and child.

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