• Masako Miki: Installation view of Forest of Yokai, Watermill Center, New York, 2018; wool and industrial blue foam; dimensions variable; courtesy of the artist.

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Gallery + Studio: Roving Wool-Roving Characters

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • With artist

    Bay Area artist and teacher Erin McCluskey Wheeler is known for her brightly colored works made from found papers, often bound together with looping brushstrokes. She holds an MFA from California College of the Arts and is the 2018–19 artist in residence for the El Cerrito Recycling Center.

With Masako Miki’s bright colors and squishy forms as inspiration, create your own small, anthropomorphic friends out of felt, fabric, and found objects with artist Erin McCluskey Wheeler. Learn to needle-felt creatures out of colorful wool roving and add found-object legs and arms to give them character and dimension.

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.