• Yamamoto Baiitsu: Flowering Plum Blossoms, 1853; hanging scroll: ink and color on silk; BAMPFA, gift of Col. and Mrs. Prentice B. Peabody.

Gallery + Studio: The Artist’s Eye: Nature’s Vibrations

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Workshop led by

    Kim Bennett is an artist and teacher whose work ranges across disciplines and includes devotional botanical paintings, imaginary embroideries, and collaborations with kids, poets, and other artists. She holds a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from California College of the Arts.

When BAMPFA invited artist John Zurier to choose his favorite artworks from the museum’s collection for the exhibition The Artist’s Eye, he filled the gallery with Chinese and Japanese paintings that feel—but don’t look—like his own. Explore these artworks and Zurier’s paintings with artist Kim Bennett, observing movements in nature and variations in season and light. Then use watercolors to express your own experiences of nature.

About Gallery + Studio

This two-part workshop integrates an interactive gallery tour with a related art project; the session lasts about an hour and a half. Please arrive promptly to secure your place, as space is limited.