Traditional Ink / Contemporary Brush
Ages 6 to 12 with accompanying adult
With artist Jennie Smith
Jennie Smith, who earned her MFA from UC Berkeley, has an affinity for the ocean and woodless graphite pencils. When she is not drawing in her own studio, she can be seen at the deYoung museum making art with kids from all over the Bay Area.
Family Fare connects art viewing with art making in ways that engage both young people and their grown-ups. Participate in guided viewing and discussion in the galleries with a UC Berkeley graduate-student guide and then 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. In this collaborative brushwork activity inspired by Qiu Zhijie’s ink wall drawing, artist Jennie Smith leads families to explore the imagery, subject, and materials of his project, and to respond to contemporary issues of their choosing—such as preserving natural diversity or global warming—as they make work of their own.