Playdate with an Artist: Me!

I'm proud to announce that I've been selected to be the artist-in-residence at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, working with their "Playdate with an Artist" series. I'll be creating art projects with the kids, caregivers, teachers, and parents who visit Marbles, between February 14 and March 3. It's going to be great fun. We'll be doing a large, collaborative canvas project ( I was inspired by the success of the CMMAG "CanvaSynergy" project last year, which you can read about here.), as well as some smaller ones, including gelatin monoprints using the Gelli Arts Printing Plate. I'm looking forward to seeing how the kids interact with the Gelli plate, and we'll be doing some cards, collages and animal shape prints.
Here's the schedule of events, from the Marbles site: 
Bringing out the artist in the child and the child in the artist.
Featuring Michelle Davis Petelinz
Tuesday, February 14-Saturday, March 3

Get out of the cold and warm up your creative side with local mixed-media artist Michelle Davis Petelinz. Join Michelle as she creates unique pieces of art with you! The Playdate with an Artist series focuses on Marbles' Create | Innovate initiative, giving kids the tools and resources to imagine, invent, experiment and solve.

  • Tuesday, February 14 | 10am-1pm | Artist Studio
  • Saturday, February 18 | 10am-3pm | MonoPrint Workshops
  • Sunday, February 19 | 1-3pm | Collaborative
  • Tuesday, February 21 | 10am-1pm & 5:30-7:30pm | Artist Studio
  • Wednesday, February 22 | 10am-1pm | Artist Studio
  • Saturday, February 25 | 10am-3pm | MonoPrint Workshops
  • Sunday, February 26 | 1-3pm | Collaborative
  • Wednesday, February 29 | 10am-1pm | Artist Studio
  • Friday, March 2 | 5:30-7:30pm | Collaborative
  • Saturday, March 3 | 10am-3pm | MonoPrint Workshops
Michelle will be leading a variety of rotating activities - from make-and-take crafts to collaborative activities that will be displayed in the museum. Drop in and take part in the creative activity of the moment or participate in a Saturday MonoPrint Workshop.

Artist Studio (Weekdays)
  • Create mini masterpieces using Michelle's unique handmade stamps with ink and paper and design your own stamp to take home.
  • From creating the paper to using it in a collage, explore with Michelle to create a treasured piece of artwork from a simple piece of paper.
MonoPrint Workshops (Saturdays)

10am - ages 5 and under

12pm - all ages

2pm - ages 6 and up
  • Monoprinting is a form of printmaking where an image can only be printed once. During this workshop, participants will explore this art form using unusual tools to create a one-of-a-kind print. Workshops are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Collaborative (Sundays and during the March First Friday)
  • Create a large-scale collaborative piece that will be displayed at the museum March 5 - April 9.
As you can see, I'll be very busy for the next month! Got kids? Please come by and play! No kids? Borrow some, or just come by yourself; there'll be lots of paint, paper, stamps, canvases, and Gelli plates...what could be more fun than that?

See you there!