Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series:
Fiber Art and Flowers with Guest Artist Susan Thompson

Saturday, April 5, 11:00 AM

Free with Museum admission

April brings magnificent nasturtiums to the Courtyard—visit them and look for luscious flora in works of art throughout the collection. Join guest artist Susan Thompson in the Studio to learn about two exciting textile processes—jacquard silk painting and fabric appliqué—and create a flower themed textile project of your own.

Susan Thompson is a Boston-based artist working in textiles and mixed-media. By focusing on technique and material Thompson transforms fabric into multi-layered, dynamic works of art. Her processes include: dying, drawing and painting, wax encaustic, sculpting, printing, and sewing. Thompson is committed to sharing her expertise and talent to enrich, uplift and educate within her community and the world.

All visitors, regardless of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative process, are encouraged to participate. No experience is necessary and no pre-registration required. Activities are designed for visitors 7 and up. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Image: Siena Scarff, 2012.

The Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series is made possible by the Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust. Polly Thayer Starr (1904-2006) was an accomplished artist who captured the culture and whimsy of her native Boston with a unique combination of detail, emotion and curiosity. For more, visit the Polly Thayer Charitable Trust online. Hands-on art-making activities are also supported in part by the Josephine and Louise Crane Foundation, the Caleb C. and Julia W. Dula Educational & Charitable Foundation, the William E. Schrafft & Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust, and The Yawkey Foundation. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.