Polka Dot Party with Studio MPL Jr.

Maggie adds polka dots of different size and color to her canvas.

Maggie adds polka dots of different size and color to her canvas.

The young artists of our Studio MPL Jr. club experienced polka-dot perfection on Thursday.

They learned about Yayoi Kusama, the auteur of the infinity mirror and polka dot. They saw how Kusama could stretch something as simple as a polka dot to somewhere sublime.

Then, they tried it for themselves.

The kids filled canvases using polka dots of different sizes and colors. They quickly realized how many different patterns, shapes and feelings they could create.

Leah looks over her finished artwork.

Leah looks over her finished artwork.

Studio MPL Jr. is our newest art club. It’s for children in kindergarten through second grade. (If your child is in third through sixth grade, they can join our original Studio MPL.)

Every month, the kids in our art clubs take on a new art project. They’ve sketched live modelscreated imaginary friendsmade sun catcherspainted sunsetsweavedtried out pointillism and even garnered inspiration from Jackson Pollock.

Our next Studio MPL Jr. meeting is 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, at our Main Branch. Meanwhile, Studio MPL will meet the following Monday on May 15.

Both clubs are free to join. However, we do ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

Maddie adds a Yayoi Kusama quote to her work.

Maddie adds a Yayoi Kusama quote to her work.

By the way, Yayoi Kusama’s newest exhibit is visiting Cleveland next year.

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