Friday, November 13, 2009

Celebrating Georgia O’Keeffe's Birthday

This Sunday, November 15th, Please Touch Museum will be celebrating the birthday of artist Georgia O'Keeffe!

Georgia O'Keeffe was born in Wisconsin in 1887 and was one of the most influential American painters of the 20th century. O'Keefe is mostly known for her numerous colorful paintings of flowers and other natural objects. Despite the natural focus of her artwork, her painting was not always purely representational, as she would often experiment with style and color to transform these natural objects into powerful and unpredictable abstract shapes.

In our Program Room, kids can see examples of Ms. O'Keefe's artwork and create their own watercolor paintings at our 'Paint a Flower' activity. This style of painting offers kids a chance to create their own representational paintings, which encourages development of their ability to make connections between images in paintings and real objects in the world, while additionally offering them a chance to experiment with different art materials, colors, and shapes.

We hope you’ll join us in our Program Room on Sunday for lots of artistic fun!

To learn more about the artist, visit the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum's website.

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