Making Paperdolls of Louise Nevelson
Join Paperdoll Artist Susan Beebe in creating a paperdoll of Rockland's Empress of Sculpture Louise Nevelson -- No drawing ability required!
We'll begin by touring the Louise Nevelson exhihit at the Farnsworth Museum to get inspired. Then we'll repair to the Gamble Education Center to cut, paste, color and collage our paperdolls. Appropriate to a classroom study of the artist, a paperdoll with several costumes explores how Louise crafted her image in much the same way as she did her sculptures, by combining found objects or elements of costume in a dramatic, personal and monumental way, literally creating space for herself in a male dominated art world.
The workshop will end with a conversation on how we can use this art-making project in our classrooms!
Workshop Description: Paperdoll Making
Contact Hours: 2
Susan Beebe has been making paperdolls all her life. Her Edith and Edward, Old Fashioned Children, Leopold the Frog, and Rose and Natasha, Ballerina Paperdolls were published by B. Shackman Company of New York, and she had paperdolls published by Doll World and Contemporary Doll Collector magazines.
She currently teaches art at the Children's House Montessori School in Camden, and has taught at the Watershed School, the Farnsworth Museum, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, the Gifted and Talented program at the Lincoln Street Center for the Arts, and has been a visiting artist at many elementary schools in Maine, Connecticut and North Carolina.
She is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.