• Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter, 2015; ceramic, glaze, catalyzed polyurethane, and epoxy resin; 3 3/4 x 4 x 3 in.; collection of Joachim and Nancy Hellman Bechtle.

Gallery + Studio: Bite-Size Universe of Color, Texture, and Form

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • With artist

    Jennie Smith earned her MFA from UC Berkeley. When she is not drawing in her own studio, she can be found at the de Young Museum making art with kids from all over the Bay Area.

Ron Nagle’s unique small sculptures begin as drawings, exploring color, texture, and form as they assume their three-dimensional shape. After a tour of his exhibition, artist Jennie Smith will guide you in using gouache, pen, and a variety of tools to create surface texture as you make a painting inspired by Nagle’s vibrant and fascinating art.

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.