• Ding Yunpeng: Arhats Exercising, late 16th–early 17th century (detail); handscroll: ink and color on paper; 11 3/4 x 327 7/8 in.; BAMPFA collection.

Gallery + Studio: Down by the River: Buddhist Scrolls and You

For ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • With artist

    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.

Create a personal handscroll inspired by Buddhist art in Master Traces, Transcultural Visions. Using colored pencils and watercolors, imagine yourself having a great day by a river, in perfect harmony with every rock and tree. Experiment with different techniques in landscape painting and sequential storytelling with artist Kim Bennett. Have as much fun as the guys in Arhats Exercising did!

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 onsite beginning fifteen minutes before the session you wish to attend. Space is limited to twelve kids per session; please arrive promptly to sign up.