Inspired by the contemporary exhibition Chinese Landscape Rethought, April Vacation Week at the Lyman Allyn will explore the fascinating art and culture of China.
- Ming Vase and Cherry Blossom Collage Workshop
- Tuesday, April 16
- The Ming Dynasty reigned over China from 1368-1644. During that time period technological and design advances helped Chinese artists perfect the now most internationally sought-after ceramics – Ming vases. In this workshop, students will use watercolor and other mixed media to create their own Ming vase and cherry blossom collages.
- Sculpt A Terracotta Warrior Workshop
- Wednesday, April 17
- China’s famous Terracotta Army dates back to the 3rd century BC. Made to protect China’s first emperor in the afterlife, they are one of China’s greatest artistic achievements. Students will use a variety of clay, wire, and paint to create their own terracotta warriors.
- Paint A Panda Workshop
- Thursday, April 18
- Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Participants will follow the traditional Chinese technique by using bamboo brushes, black ink, and rice paper to create paintings of China’s most well-known and beloved inhabitant: The Giant Panda.
- Dancing Dragon Workshop
- Friday, April 19
- Dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology, folklore, and culture. Participants will draw influence from Chinese art and stories as they create their own dancing dragon puppets.
Workshops are designed for children ages 6-10. Space is limited, and advanced reservations are required. Please call the Education Department at 860.443.2545 x 2110.
Workshops Cost: $20 per child member / $25 per child non-member per workshop.
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Materials are provided for all workshops. Please dress for mess!
Drop-Off and Pick-Up
All workshops meet and depart from the museum lobby. Please accompany your child to and from the lobby each day.