Cow creamer handcrafted by master silversmith Stephen P. Smithers

Decorative Arts Family Day

Sunday, March 24, 2013
12:00 pm

Join us for a free family day celebrating the decorative arts in the Clark's collection. Learn about some of the Clark's treasures of silver, porcelain, glass, and wood, and enjoy art projects, demonstrations, activities, and more. See craftsmen demonstrate their talents, including master silversmith Stephen P. Smithers, master carpenter Hugh Glover, and glass and ceramic artists. Create a unique piece of art by making a fancy tile or decorating a mirror with stenciling. Participate in a decorative food workshop, join a gallery talk and ask an expert about strange treasures, and sing along with ever-popular local band The Wandering Rocks.

Schedule of events:

12–4 pm: Demonstrations

Silversmithing with Stephen P. Smithers  

Pottery wheel with Tim Duncan

Wood carving with Hugh Glover

Glass blowing with Atticus Robbins

Fancy bookbinding with Amanda Malkin

Japanese lacquer with Christine Puza

12–4 pm: Art making and activities

Color and patterns on mirrors

Three--dimensional tiles

Quiet games and puzzles

12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm: Gallery talks

What’s That? — a family friendly gallery talk on the decorative arts with Curatorial Research Assistant Alexis Goodin. Pick up a ticket at the welcome desk. (40 min.)

12:30, 2, and 3:30 pm: Workshops

The Art of Eating: Decorative Food Workshop with chef Steve Wilkinson. Pick up a ticket at the welcome desk. (40 min.)

1, 2, and 3 pm: Music

The Wandering Rocks Sing-Along (40 min.)

This program is supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.