• Frank Moore: Patti Smith, 1979; oil on canvas; BAMPFA collection, gift of Linda Mac and Michael LaBash, Inter-Relations.

Gallery+Studio: Torn Paper Portraits

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

Raphael Noz

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    Raphael Noz holds an MS in education from Wheelock College and an MFA from California College of the Arts. His multidisciplinary art has been exhibited at venues including BAMPFA and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He currently works as a teaching artist at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

Frank Moore’s exuberant paintings were part of the late artist’s wide-ranging practice exploring our capacity to connect with one another as people. Even his landscape paintings feel like portraits. Taking his soft-edged paintings as inspiration, use torn tissue paper to “paint” a portrait. Start with a drawing of a face on clear acetate, then attach layers of colored tissue paper, and the pigment that bleeds from the dampened paper, to complete your portrait.