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Workshops for People with Parkinson’s and their Care-Partners

September 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm


Workshop by the Philadelphia Museum of Art Accessible Programs for People with Parkinson’s Disease and their Care Partners

“Two-Faced”  Alter Egos and the Masks We Wear


Our guided tour will include examples of how artists used literal and figurative masks in their work. From an Indian Hindu temple to photographs of artists, we’ll explore alter-egos, avatars, and emotions depicted in sculpture, paintings and photographs.


After touring the galleries participants will return to the studio to create a ceramic mask worthy of any alter ego or ceremony, real or imagined. Working over a base mold, with slab construction, we will use a two colored clay technique to form these masks. We will achieve a wide range of facial expressions and emotions with added surface details that include layering techniques, scraffito and textured applications.


These workshops are designed for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners and include a 1-hour private guided tour and 2-hour studio experience with 1/2 hour break for lunch. The fee is $10.00 per person. Care partners and personal attendants are admitted free.  Click here for info and how to register!

Parking is free of charge. Classes are limited, so please register early! Contact Accessible Programs at 215.684.7602.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Programs for individuals with Parkinson’s disease are generously supported by The Parkinson Council and the Susan O. Jaffe Quality of Life Initiative.


September 13, 2018
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Marissa Clark


Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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