Crystal Bridges is open Wed. through Mon. with free, timed tickets required.

Get Tickets > Learn More >

Crystal Bridges is open Wed. through Mon. with free, timed tickets required.

Get Tickets >
Learn More >

Crystal Bridges Event Calendar

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art offers a wide range of activities for all ages and interests.
Use our interactive museum calendar to find what fits your schedule and plan your visit!

Call the Inclement Weather line to check on any cancellations: 479.657.2488.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Virtual Adult Art Workshop » Imaginary Friend Puppet-Making with JooYoung Choi

Reconnect with childlike creativity and joy as you design and construct your own imaginary friend puppet in this evening adult workshop led by State of the Art 2020 artist JooYoung Choi! In this workshop held over Zoom, participants will be led through a simple puppet-building process and will learn about Choi’s own puppet characters that inhabit her fictional realm, The Cosmic Womb.

Participants are encouraged to gather inspiration for their puppets from their childhoods by going through old drawings and sketchbooks or favorite childhood media. Through this process, ask yourself: What about these images and creatures pull at my heart? What made them important? What about them can be transmitted into a new puppet friend?

Materials for the workshop will be provided in an Art Box for pick-up at Crystal Bridges, or shipping for an extra $15.

About JooYoung Choi: 

Through painting, video, sculpture, animation, music, and installation art, multidisciplinary world builder JooYoung Choi documents the interconnecting narratives of a highly-structured, expansive fictional land called The Cosmic Womb. Guided by The Cosmic Womb mythology, Choi creates work that merges the autobiographical with the fantastic into a visual form.

Art Box Contents:

  • Hand puppet form
  • Dowels
  • Felt
  • Feathers
  • Googly eyes
  • Foam
  • Pom poms
  • Yarn
  • Fabric
  • Newspaper

Guests will need to have on hand:

  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue

JooYoung Choi recommends these other items to collect, though not necessary:

  • Colorful bottle caps
  • Buttons
  • Scraps of fabric, such as old clothes, fleece, or cotton
  • Sewing kit

Registration + Box pickup: $55 ($44 for members). Deadline to order for pick up is August 20.

Registration + Shipping: $70 ($59 for members). Deadline to order for shipping is August 12.

Register online or with Guest Services at 479.657.2335.

To pick up your Art Box, please bring your workshop ticket to the museum, and a Guest Services team member will direct you to the pickup area in the Main Lobby.

A link to join the Zoom workshop will be emailed to you closer to the event.

August 21, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories: