“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.