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Museum Explorers: Creative Characters with Gene Barretta

Museum Explorers: Creative Characters with Gene Barretta

Gene Barretta
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From pirates to pigs, seek out traditional and unusual portrait subjects and assemble an original 3-D character worthy of a storybook. Gene Barretta is an author, illustrator and animator whose books for young readers include biographies of Muhammed Ali, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.

Discover The Art of Stories presented by PNC Arts Alive in four Thursday morning workshops designed for children ages 2 to 8 accompanied by their grownups. Inspired by the exhibition, N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives, each week will feature appearances by award-winning children's book illustrators as well as interactive gallery and art activities. Participate in one or all of these workshops! 

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Session A: 10 a.m.

Session B: 11 a.m.

Gene Barretta is an award winning author, illustrator and animator whose books for young readers include biographies of Muhammed Ali, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. Barretta’s illustration and animation work has also appeared on Sesame Street and Between the Lions and he has even designed characters for the Jim Henson Company. Barretta, who lives outside of Philadelphia and not too far from Chadds Ford, also has a passion for the life and art of Andrew Wyeth.


Museum Explorer Events:

July 11: Nifty Nature with Jennifer Hansen Rolli
See nature through the eyes of an artist and use oil pastels to capture the beauty of Brandywine.

July 18: Creative Characters with Gene Barretta
From pirates to pigs, seek out traditional and unusual portrait subjects and assemble an original 3-D character worthy of a storybook.

July 25: Fantastic Journeys with David Wiesner
Embark on an adventurous trek through the Museum seeking inspiration for a fantastical craft.

August 1: Imagination with Judy Schachner
Build amazing stories around works of art and express your thoughts through a creative and collaged fashion statement.
 

This program is part of The Art of Stories presented by PNC Arts Alive—a multidisciplinary celebration of the narrative arts and the ways in which stories are crafted, saved and shared including discussions, performances and opportunities for artistic self-expression.