Paper Scrolls Tell Stories of Boats

Ages 6 to 12 plus one accompanying adult 

  • With artist Marcela Florez

    Marcela Florez is an artist and art educator from Bogotá, Colombia. She loves painting and creating collaborative art projects with young artists. Marcela holds an MFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and has taught at Southern Exposure, LA Commons, and the de Young Museum. In her own practice, Marcela makes drawings, collages, and prints of historical texts, maps, and imaginary geographies.

In this project inspired by Michael Cherney’s piece Yuezhou (procession of ships), on view in Berkeley Eye, work with printmaker and mixed-media artist Marcela Florez to make horizontal paper scrolls stamped with stenciled silhouettes of boats seen on San Francisco Bay. Create your own boat stories by stamping your scrolls, and learn about narrative in scroll painting.

Sign up onsite beginning fifteen minutes before the session you wish to attend. Be advised that space is limited to 12 kids per session; please arrive promptly to sign up.

About Family Fare:

On the second Saturday of each month, Family Fare connects art viewing with art making in ways that engage both young people and their grown-ups. In each session, families participate in guided viewing and discussion in the galleries with a UC Berkeley graduate-student guide. Then, they explore related ideas in the Art Lab with an experienced teaching artist. Each session focuses on a different group of artworks and related hands-on activities.