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Virtual Studio Visits with CMA’s Artist-Educators in Residence

Meet Children’s Museum of the Arts’ inaugural Artist-Educators in Residence — Ciana Malchione, Frank Traynor, Jacob Hicks, and Tati Nguyen — during free Virtual Studio Visits taking place December 14-17 from 4 to 5 PM ET. Each Virtual Studio Visit offers families the opportunity to learn about each artist’s practice, observe their studio, and participate in an art-making demonstration. While the museum is closed to the public, CMA’s Artist-Educators in Residence have turned the museum into their individual art studios as they develop The Look Make Show, the first digital commons of child-centered on-demand arts education.

Ciana Malchione
Tuesday, December 14 @ 4 PM ET

Learn all about collage illustrator (and aspiring picture book artist!) Ciana Malchione as she discusses her signature paper-cut geometric style — an ever-changing dance between pattern, texture, and shape. Children and families are welcome to create a collage along with Ciana as she answers questions about her artistic process. Printable collage kits will be provided to all participants.

Frank Traynor
Wednesday, December 15 @ 4 PM ET

Get an inside look at Frank Traynor’s puppet studio at CMA! Frank will demonstrate the workings behind live hand puppetry and marionettes, then lead the group in basic puppetry techniques. All you need is a sock ( it doesn’t even have to be a clean one!) and pens or markers. After a few minutes of practice, everyone will duck down behind their computer screens as all of the puppets will be invited to a puppet-only Zoom party. I wonder what they’ll talk about …

Jacob Hicks
Thursday, December 16 @ 4 PM ET

Jacob Hicks is a magic realist and illusionistic painter whose artworks give viewers the sense of being touched by magic. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Jacob’s works-in-progress as you create your own mandala — a geometric configuration of symbols that represents the spiritual journey.

Tati Nguyen
Friday, December 17 @ 4 PM ET

The multicultural experiences of Vietnamese artist Tati Nguyen have helped her develop a variety of arts curricula that span cultures, ages, and mediums. Learn about the storytelling process as Tati shares prompts in self invention and character building while discussing her studio practice.

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