Creation Studio Workshop: Maurice Sendak Inspired Print Making

Event Type: Adult Programs
Date: 7/11/2018
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 “Art has always been my salvation.” – Maurice Sendek

Welcome to the whimsical and imaginative world of Maurice Sendak. Best known for the beloved children’s classic, Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak has written 17 books and illustrated more than 70. Sendak is famous for his ability to capture the essence of childhood in his art, and his writings are full of absurdity and humor. Sendak states his illustration style is significantly different than other children’s works, and that he doesn’t write for children – he just writes, and the children decide what they want to read.

Please join the Figge Art Museum in a program sponsorship with the Bettendorf Library for a special Sendak evening workshop inspired by the opening of the Figge’s summer exhibit: Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons.

The workshop will be hosted by a Figge outreach educator, and feature a brief presentation on Maurice Sendak. Following the presentation, guests will be invited to create their own Sendak-inspired print to take home. Print making can be messy, so bring an apron or old shirt, or just wear clothes that can get stained!

For more information on this exhibit, or other events happening at the Figge, please visit, or the Figge Art Museum on Facebook. This program is funded by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.

Location: Norman J Kelinson Room
Status: Closed