Museum Explorers: Nifty Nature with Jennifer Hansen Rolli
See nature through the eyes of an artist and use oil pastels to capture the beauty of Brandywine. Jennifer Hansen Rolli is an author and illustrator whose book, Claudia and Moth, is the story of a young girl who learns about life through her love of butterflies.
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!
Jennifer Hansen Rolli is an author and illustrator raised in Bucks County who began her journey creating children’s books later in her life. An oil painter since childhood, Rolli was encouraged to paint the illustrations for her books and the result is stunning pictures that truly capture the essence of the story being told. Besides being beautifully illustrated, her books also all have a central message for children and their families to learn from.
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.