Visual Storytelling

Visual Storytelling

Death of Dido, c. 1620–40, Antwerp, Workshop of Michel Wauters, after cartoons by Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, Wool and silk, The Norton Simon Foundation

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Holly Gillette

Create and tell your own story through art. Explore Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Dido with artist and educator Holly Gillette, and discover how artists use elements such as composition, character and color to tell stories. Look closely at several tapestries and preparatory sketches in the exhibition that depict stories of two heroines from classical mythology. Then write your own heroic story and bring it to life through the creation of gouache and chalk drawings.

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The course is free for children and free with admission for adults. Space is limited to 18 participants. Recommended for families with children 8-12. All materials are provided.
Meets in Entrance Gallery
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