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Family Day at Marian Goodman Gallery

Free Community Artmaking

Saturday, June 22, 2024

11 AM to 12:30 PM

24 West 57th Street, New York, NY, USA

Families are invited to enjoy a free private gallery visit and sensory art activity led by Children’s Museum of the Arts Artist in Residence Maria D. Rapicavoli at Marian Goodman Gallery.

This program is recommended for children ages 6-10. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Taking inspiration from Giuseppe Penone’s Impronte di luce, we will start with colored stamp pads to create fingerprints on paper. Children will experiment with handprint and fingerprints to discover the unique texture of their skin and how these textures leave distinctive marks on the paper. This will lead to the creation of abstract imprints that can be enhanced with fine-liner pens to resemble landscapes, figures, animals, and more.

The second step, inspired by Cocci, will utilize air-dry clay for sensory exercises focused on touch. Children will observe the surfaces of their hands and fingers, imagining them as tracers as tools for imprinting their skin texture and connecting with the clay.

After observing Geometria nelle mani, we will add various finishing elements to our clay project, such as small shells, wooden sticks, sycamore balls, and wooden pattern blocks. This step will explore the dialectic combination of rough and smooth texture, geometric and organic shapes, and glossy and matte surfaces.

Marian Goodman Gallery

Programs at Children's Museum of the Arts are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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