Workshops, For Kids & Families
February School Vacation Week
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 10am - 4pm
Location: Peabody Essex Museum
Artist Demonstrations and Drop-In Art Activities
Eye-Popping Paper Art! | 10:30 am–12:30 pm and 1–3 pm | Atrium
Book signing 3–3:30 pm
Meet Salem author and illustrator Giles Laroche, who creates 3-D illustrations through intricately cut and layered paper. See some of his original work, and try out his techniques. Add your creation to the collaborative 3-D mural.
Story Time (PEM Pals)
White Is for Blueberry | 10:30–11 am | Bartlett Gallery
Recommended for children ages 2–5
What color is a blueberry? Are you sure? Challenge your ideas about color with White Is for Blueberry, by George Shannon.
Drop-In Art Activity
Fractal Pop-ups | 11 am–3 pm | Atrium
Turn a flat sheet of paper into a multiplying staircase and more!
Family Gallery Tour
Motion, Mirrors and More: Perspective Tricks in Art
1–1:30 pm | Meet at information desk
Recommended for children ages 5 and up with adult
Tickets available at admissions desk on day of tour
Artists use many tools to make their viewers feel "part of the action." Discover how, on this trip through the Maritime Art galleries.
How to Create 3-D Photography | 1:30–2:15 and 3–3:45 pm | Art Studios
For children ages 8 and up with adult
Reservations by February 21
Meet Eye Spy featured artist Ron Labbe and learn how he creates his 3-D photographs. Then try it for yourself and leave with your own 3-D print! Digital cameras are available to borrow, or bring your own with appropriate USB cable.