• Lee Mullican: Illustrated Being, c. 1970-72; acrylic on canvas; 36 x 24 in.; Promised gift from the collection of Harold and Gertrud Parker

Faraway Corners of the Galaxy

Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • With artist Beth Krebs

    Beth Krebs is an artist and educator with an MFA from Rutgers University. When not working on her own art projects, she can be found teaching school groups at the deYoung Museum and adults at the San Francisco Art Institute. Beth believes deeply in art making as a way for all kinds of students to solve problems and share what they care about.


Family Fare connects art viewing with art making in ways that engage both young people and their grown-ups. Participate in guided viewing and discussion in the galleries with a UC Berkeley graduate-student guide and then explore related ideas in the Art Lab with an experienced teaching artist. Each session focuses on a different group of artworks and related hands-on activities. 

In this session, led by artist Beth Krebs, families will explore artworks that play with optical effects. Using Lee Mullican’s Illustrated Man, on view in Berkeley Eye: Perspectives on the Collection, as inspiration, create your own shimmering drawings by layering lines and shapes in colored tape over watercolor painting.

Sign up onsite beginning fifteen minutes before the session you wish to attend. Be advised that space is limited to twelve kids per session; please arrive promptly to sign up.