Gallery + Studio: Mixed Media with Handmade Pigments

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Workshop led by

    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.

Duane Linklater draws on a wide range of ideas, including ancestral practices from his Omaskêko Cree heritage, to make art that challenges how museums treat Indigenous culture and knowledge. Inspired by the materials, symbols, and colors you see in his exhibition, create a mixed-media artwork using colors made from natural beet juice, turmeric powder, blueberries, and other natural pigments, along with drawing inks. Learn some new techniques as you consider the landscape and architecture of where you live.

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