• Veronica De Jesus: Eric Quezada, from the series Memorial Drawings, 2011; color pens on paper; 13 5/8 x 10 in.; courtesy of the artist.

Gallery + Studio: Memorial Drawings

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 the Cooper Union and an MFA from California College of the Arts.

Most of us have lost or felt separation from someone we love—whether family, friends, or cultural heroes. Veronica De Jesus’s Memorial Drawings project invites us to ask questions: Who is important? Can you be famous to your friends and family? Can drawings preserve memories of people who are gone, or bring them closer to us if they are far away? Using paper, watercolors, and colored pencils, make your own memorial drawings.

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.