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Take Care with Art After Dark: A Book for All Ages

Sitting cross-legged on the floor in the museum, Jo McEntee reads from a homemade book surrounded by elementary school students.

April 28, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you love books? Do you read them, do you write them, do you work in a journal, have you made a book? If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, this interactive conversation and workshop is for you.

Led by Jo McEntee, Lead Museum Educator at the Smart Museum, this virtual gathering mixes hands-on creation and conversation inspired by the Smart’s collection and community empowerment initiatives, as well as great libraries throughout the region like the Johnson Publishing archive at Stony Island Arts Bank, the Newberry Library, and the Hall branch of the Chicago Public Library.

Join in from home for an evening of art exploration and creative bookmaking within a supportive, caring community.

FREE. To help build a community of participants, capacity is limited and advanced registrations is required.

Suggested materials

  • Various papers, any size, rectangular
  • Bone folder, butter knife, or other item to help fold
  • Scissors
  • Glue, hot glue, or double-sided tape
  • Rods, dowels, or straws
  • Fabric (optional)

Take Care with Art After Dark

Art After Dark is a monthly a series of live art-making gatherings led by the Smart Museum's Educators via Zoom.

Image: Educator Jo McEntee teaching in the Smart galleries with her students from Dulles School of Excellence, reading a book they collaboratively created during a school residency program.