• Amalia Mesa-Bains: Family Agricultural Book (detail), 2011; hand-painted artist’s book with mixed-media collage and printed photographs; Courtesy of the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco.

Gallery+Studio: A Book of Us

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

Marcela Florez

  • Workshop led by

    Marcela Florez holds an MFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and has taught at Southern Exposure, LA Commons, the de Young Museum, and BAMPFA. In her own practice, she makes drawings, collages, and prints of historical texts, maps, and imaginary geographies.

Inspired by the personal, family, and community memories written and illustrated in Amalia Mesa-Bains’s handmade books, Family Agricultural Book and Ancient History Book, make a folding book of memories and ideas drawn from your own personal and family history. Use drawing, writing, and collaged images on overlapping pages to represent people, places, and objects that are important to you and to tell the story of your own family’s journey.

Event Accessibility

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