Adult Program + Children/Family Program + Educator Workshop

In this one-day workshop, kids ages 5 to 7 years old are invited to come with their parents to learn simple printmaking processes. Using safe and easy to handle materials, kids will get to experiment with basic stamping, creating drypoints on soft plates, and building up surfaces with hand cut forms for relief printing. Participants will get to leave with a small portfolio of their original artwork. The workshop will be led by Kelly Finlay, Education Coordinator at the Farnsworth.
Location: Gamble Education Center
Level: ages 5 to 7 years
Class size: limited to 10 students
Cost: $10 members, $12 nonmembers
After being beaten into a brain-damaging coma by five men outside a bar, Mark builds a 1/6th scale World War II-era town in his backyard. Mark populates the town he dubs "Marwencol" with dolls representing his friends and family and creates life-like photographs detailing the town's many relationships and dramas. Playing in the town and photographing the action helps Mark to recover his hand-eye coordination and deal with the psychic wounds of the attack. When Mark and his photographs are discovered, a prestigious New York gallery sets up an art show. Suddenly Mark's homemade therapy is deemed "art", forcing him to choose between the safety of his fantasy life in Marwencol and the real world that he's avoided since the attack.