Scandinavia House’s current exhibition, Independent Visions, showcases the remarkable work of four Finnish women who worked and lived as artists at the turn of the 20th century. Featuring fifty-five works from the collection of Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, the exhibition includes Helene Schjerfbeck’s unique self-portraits, Ellen Thesleff’s colorful woodcuts, Sigrid Schauman’s lush and delicate landscapes, and Elga Sesemann’s brooding expressionist portraits. In this series of workshops, we work every week with a different technique. Children will create their own bold portraits, colorful prints, or paintings. Workshops will begin in the gallery with observation of the weekly, featured artist’s work and will continue in the Halldór Laxness Library, where children focus on their own creations.

Rainbow on my Plate—Printmaking

Ellen Thesleff approached printmaking with a painter’s perspective. Rather than separate the colors on individual plates in the traditional method, Thesleff combined them onto one surface, creating beautifully varied, original works. In the workshop, children create multicolored prints using a similar one-surface printing technique.

September 9, 2017

September 9, 2017

Photo by Andrian Valeanu

SAT—9-9-2017 THROUGH SAT9-23-2017
1-2:30 PM
$12 ($10 ASF Members), Ages 6-10