• Nagasawa Rosetsu (attrib.): Children Playing on an Elephant, 18th century; six-fold screen: ink and color on gold-splashed paper; 67 x 147 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Carter.

Gallery + Studio: Animal Encounters in Japanese Art

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • With artist

    After studying sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design and cofounding the video collective Videofreex in New York, Mary Curtis Ratcliff moved to the Bay Area, where she makes sculpture, mixed media, and two-dimensional artwork and teaches art to children and families.

Inspired by painted screens, album pages, and scrolls in Ink, Paper, Silk, paint your own animals and birds using Japanese ink brush pens on heavy paper folded into panels. By the end of this workshop with artist Mary Curtis Ratcliff, you’ll have made a freestanding miniature Japanese folding screen!

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.