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Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Fantastical April School Vacation Week Art Programs

Tony DiTerlizzi, North American Griffin, 2005. Acryla gouache on Bristol board. ©Tony DiTerlizzi. All rights reserved.
April 4, 2018 01:39 pm

STOCKBRIDGHE, Mass, — In conjunction with its exhibition Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi, Norman Rockwell Museum will present Building Fantastical Worlds, a week of drop-in art workshops being held from Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants can design three-dimensional fantasy characters and environments, build fairy house, and explore the fantastical art of Tony DiTerlizzi, currently on view. A range of creative materials—from clay to collage—will help visitors bring new worlds to life. The programs are free for Museum members, children 18 and under, or included with regular Museum admission.

Norman Rockwell Museum will present Roll a Monster: A Create-a-Creature Drawing Experience on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Through a series of drawing activities, Museum educator and illustrator Patrick O’Donnell will teach visitors how to create their own fantastical creations, inspired by the roll of a dice. A game and feature table will randomly determine the traits of the “monsters” to be created by participants. Recommended by children ages 8 to 13, the workshop is free for Museum members, children 18 and under, or included with regular Museum admission.

About Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to education and art appreciation inspired by the legacy of Norman Rockwell. The Museum holds the world’s largest and most significant collection of art and archival materials relating to Rockwell’s life and work, while also preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting a growing collection of art by other American illustrators throughout history. The Museum engages diverse audiences through onsite and traveling exhibitions, as well as publications, arts and humanities programs, and comprehensive online resources.

The Museum’s dedication to a deepened understanding of the art of illustration has led to the formation of the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies. The first of its kind in the nation, this research institute supports sustained scholarship and establishes the Museum’s leadership in the vanguard of preservation and interpretation relating to this important aspect of American visual culture.

Located on 36 park-like acres in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Rockwell’s hometown for the last 25 years of his life, the Museum is open seven days a week, year-round; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Museum hours from May through October are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays during the month of August; from November through April: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Rockwell’s studio is open May through October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Museum admission is $20, $18 for seniors, $17 for military veterans, $10 for students, and free for children 18 and under.

Norman Rockwell Museum welcomes active U.S. military members with free admission throughout the year. Additionally, we are a Blue Star museum and offer active U.S. military personnel and their immediate family, complimentary admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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