April 15: The Revery Garden
CRAFTING, STORIES, AND POETRY WITH ASHLEY NORWOOD COOPER
During three one-hour courses, children will work with artist Ashley Norwood Cooper to make an art installation called “Revery Garden.” Program is included with museum admission.
Saturday, April 1 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Ms. Cooper will discuss Emily Dickinson’s poem “To make a prairie” and the meaning of “revery,” exploring part of the art exhibit (made from “revery”). Day One Activities: Make paper seeds, flowers, and trees to construct a garden, complete with butterfly eggs. Book: Emily by Barbara Cooney.
Saturday, April 15 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Day Two Activities: Craft bees, caterpillars, and cocoons to add to the children’s “Revery Garden” art installation. Book: Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood by Tony Hillery.
Saturday, April 29 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Day Three Activities: Make butterflies, snakes, rabbits, and birds to add to the children’s “Revery Garden” art installation. Book: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown.
About Fenimore Art Museum
Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org.