• Rosie Lee Tompkins: Untitled, 1985; quilted by Willia Ette Graham, 1985; velvet, velveteen, velour, panné velvet, chenille, cotton-polyester broadcloth, and cotton backing; BAMPFA, bequest of the Eli Leon Living Trust.


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For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • With artist

    San Francisco artist Catherine Sherman leads community quilt projects throughout the Bay Area and explores the narrative possibilities of quilts through such series as Tree of Life and Beyond Red, White, and Blue.

The artist known as Rosie Lee Tompkins (whose real name was Effie Mae Howard) used a combination of traditional patterns, embroidered words, printed images, and her favorite fabrics—including velvet, artificial fur, and glittery material—to make her distinctive quilts. After exploring her quilts in the galleries, make paper and cloth mosaics inspired by her artworks. Workshop led by Catherine Sherman.

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each month, Gallery + Studio connects art viewing with art making in ways that engage both young people and their grown-ups. Each two-part workshop integrates an interactive gallery tour with a related art project, and lasts about an hour and a half. Sign up on site beginning fifteen minutes before the session you wish to attend. Space is limited to twelve kids per session; please arrive promptly to sign up.