Gallery + Studio: Take Flight!
For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)
Workshop led by
Rivka Valérie Louissaint is a Haitian cultural worker currently based in Oakland, a 2022 graduate of UC Berkeley’s MFA program, and a 2022–24 Gerado Marín Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of San Francisco, where they teach drawing. Louissaint has exhibited their work at BAMPFA, SOMArts Cultural Center, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, as well as at venues beyond the Bay Area, including Ortega and Gasset Projects in Brooklyn and the New York Academy of Art.
Bird, by the artist, author, and filmmaker Niki de Saint-Phalle, is a bold, brightly colored and patterned sculpture on view in What Has Been and What Could Be: The BAMPFA Collection. Taking its playful nature and self-taught style as inspiration, use paint, paper, armature wire, and air-dry clay to explore the joy of this whimsical artwork and to create your own bird-inspired sculpture.