October 7, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop by and join in the Smart’s free family activities every month! Each Family Day features hands-on art activities designed to inspire children to think about and respond creatively to art and the world around them.
This Saturday, join guest artist (and Smart alum!) Stephen Urchick to learn about graphic design, printmaking, and typography and design your own posters, signs, and revolutionary manifestos inspired by the posters on view in Revolution Every Day. Plus, learn how to write your name in Cyrillic and type a letter on a Soviet-era typewriter.
FREE, All materials provided. Activities best for kids ages 4–12, accompanied by an adult.
About Stephen Urchick
Stephen Urchick is a graduate student in the History of Art at Yale University studying the painting and print culture of 19th century Russia. As an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, Stephen served the Smart Museum as a student docent, front desk attendant, and gallery attendant. He led the multi-visit tour series Art in Focus and smART Explorers for third and fifth grade audiences, and single visit tours for a wide range of guests. He additionally contributed to the Smart's 40th anniversary GalleryX creative commons, the strategic arts partnership In Anticipation of Belonging, and facilitated at the Smart's Family Days, Party at the Smart, and At the Threshold events. Although Stephen mostly focuses on Russia's Peredvizhniki Association, he remains fascinated by the later visual art and design of artists like Liubov Popova and Varvara Stepanova. He admits to having cribbed numerous Mayakovsky and Rodchenko Mossel'prom posters towards advertisements for UChicago's Snell-Hitchcock Residence Hall Scavenger Hunt Team.