• Rosie Lee Tompkins: Untitled, 1986; quilted by Irene Bankhead; velvet and velveteen; 75 x 49 in.; bequest of the Eli Leon Living Trust.

Virtual Gallery + Studio: Visual Rhythms in Rosie Lee Tompkins's Quilts

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • With artist

    Kaya Fortune is a Bay Area arts educator whose practice includes fashion design. He believes art is a healing force in children’s lives and encourages his students to find their own voice and identity through art making. Teaching art to children is Fortune’s inspiration for creating and exhibiting his own work.

Presented Saturday, July 11, 12:30 PM

This workshop integrates art on view at BAMPFA with a related art project; each session lasts about forty-five minutes. Sign up for this event between July 9 and July 10, when the sign-up link will be active on this page. The meeting link will be sent to you on the morning of July 11.

Many visual elements interact to create rhythm in quilts by Rosie Lee Tompkins. Meet us on Zoom to see some of Tompkins’s exciting designs, then experiment with shapes, colors, and patterns to make your own individual art quilt with artist Kaya Fortune. Explore symmetry, asymmetry, and balance as you improvise your design.


Please gather these materials before the session:

  • Construction paper in multiple colors, or other colored paper
  • Other collage materials such as wrapping paper, paper bags, or patterned paper
  • Scissors
  • Gluestick
  • Pencil
  • Oil pastels or crayons

Also useful:

  • A few sheets of white or black paper to use as background (8” x 10” or 9” x 12” or similar size)