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Eye-Popping Art!

February School Vacation Week

February School Vacation Week

From February 21, 2011 to February 25, 2011

Exercise your eyes (and your brain!) with activities inspired by the interactive exhibition Eye Spy, Playing with Perception. Meet artists, see special performances and create some art!

 

Made possible by the Lowell Institute and ECHO

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February School Vacation Week
Monday, February 21, 2011 from 10am - 4pm

Drop-In Art Activity

Disappearing Drawings | 10 am–1 pm | Atrium

Create your own disappearing drawings and experiment with surprises in color and light.

Performances

Shadows around the world | 11 am–noon and 3–4 pm | Atrium

Join artist Jim Napolitano from Nappy's Puppets and discover shadow puppets in different cultures! Nappy's Puppets have been featured on the award-winning PBS show Between the Lions.

Drop-In Art Activity

Shadow Puppets | Noon–3 pm | Atrium

Design your own shadow puppets. Then try them out behind our shadow screen.

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.

Workshop

Puppet Making with Nappy | 1–2 pm | Art Studios
Recommended for children ages 5 and up with adult
Reservations by February 17
Find out how Jim Napolitano makes his puppets. Then create and perform with your own!

Puppet Workshop Sold Out

 

How to Create 3-D Photography ›
February School Vacation Week
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 10am - 4pm

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.

Workshops

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.

Disappearing Drawings! ›
February School Vacation Week
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 10am - 4pm

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.

Drop-In Art Activity

Disappearing Drawings | 11 am–3 pm | Atrium

Create your own disappearing drawings and experiment with surprises in color and light.

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.

Workshops

Kaleidoscopes | 1:30–2:30 and 3–4 pm | Art Studios
Recommended for children ages 5 and up with adult
Reservations by February 17
Play with symmetry and color as you assemble your own kaleidoscope
Motion, Mirrors and More: Perspective Tricks in Art ›
February School Vacation Week
Friday, February 25, 2011 from 10am - 4pm

Workshop

Kaleidoscopes | 10–11 am and 11:30 am–12:30 pm | Art Studios
Recommended for children ages 5 and up with adult
Reservations by February 23

Play with symmetry and color as you assemble your own kaleidoscope.

Drop-In Art Activity

Spot the Spots | 11 am–3 pm | Atrium

How good are you at spotting the hidden animals? Create camouflaged creatures and test your friends!

Live Animal Presentations

Camouflaged Creatures of the Seas | Noon–1 and 2–3 pm, drop in
1–2 pm presentation | Atrium

Meet some of nature's masters of disguise and deception with educators from the New England Aquarium.

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.

Drop-in Art Activity

Nature's Pattern Play | 2–4 pm | Art Studios

Makeyour own kaleidoscopic photo art with photographer Henry Olds. Learn about reflection and symmetry while working with nature's rich array of patterns.