Share the Wonder 2021: Week 5—Gift-making inspired by art
December 23, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Welcome to Share the Wonder 2021, the Farnsworth Art Museum’s winter celebration. Each week, beginning on Saturday, November 27, we will offer special Share the Wonder activities!
Feel free to follow along in the Share the Wonder booklet, available for download on the main Share the Wonder page here.
Special thanks to our primary sponsor for this event, The Phyllis and Jamie Wyeth Foundation. Additional funding provided by First National Bank.
CREATE A SCROLL STORY BOX!
Scroll Stories are an unusual method of storytelling and quite a lot of fun to make! You can write and draw your own stories or illustrate traditional stories. Document your progress on a drawing created over time or come up with a sequence of images to tell a story. Watch and learn how to make your own scroll story box with artist Hélène Farrar.
Cereal or similar sized box
Paint and paint brush
Scissors and mat knife
Two paper towel tubes
Roll of lightweight paper
ON VIEW AT THE FARNSWORTH
Lilian Hale, Daffy Down-Dilly, 1908, Oil on canvas, Gift of Mrs. Augustus Putnam from the estate of Mrs. Ernest Amory Codman, 1961.1238
High tints give the impression of spring pastel light filtered through window drapery, silhouetting the woman’s profile and the furnishings that surround her. The model for the painting was Rose Zeffler, whose relationship with the Hale family was recalled by the artist’s daughter, Nancy, in the book, The Life in the Studio (1969).
THE GIFT INSIDE WITH SCOT CANNON
The story about a boy who lost his voice and could not talk or speak. He spent so much time worrying about his problem that he fell asleep for 10 years. When he wakes up, he finds it is the month of December. He has no idea why people are celebrating these December holidays. Find out what happens and what Scot learns!