Local Artist Spotlight - Bay Area Discovery Museum

Local Artist Spotlight

At Local Artist Spotlight, children explore a specific artistic technique through a project inspired by a Bay Area artist in a small-group, workshop setting. Under the guidance of the artist and BADM staff, children leave the class with an introduction to a new style of art along with the piece they worked on.

This class is free for BADM members and included in regular price of museum admission.

July: Ceramic Etching with Maivy Nguyen

July 21
10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

This month, join us for an interactive workshop where children will practice a unique ceramic technique of Sgraffito with local artist Maivy Nguyen.

This event is for children ages 5 and up and their caregivers.

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Spots are limited. Information about Local Artist Spotlight in August is coming soon. 

About the Artist


Maivy Xuan Nguyen is a Bay Area native who works in ceramics, sculpture, and textiles. She studied Studio Art at UCI, loves to travel, and is inspired daily by how all things are manipulated in every sense of the word. She enjoys working on new challenges and prefers open dialogue to create custom pieces.

Previous Artists

June 2018: Molly McGrath | Children pieced together laser cut mosaic designs

April 2018: Kija Lucas | Children experimented with photography collages.

March 2018: Keeley McSherry | Children designed their own screen-printed banner to take home.

February 2018: Meghan Shimek | Children created their own DIY Pom-Poms.

January 2018: K.J. Scribbles | Children created their own wool felt characters using wet felting techniques.

December 2017: Alexis Arnold | Children explored the effects of moiré patterns and created their own, inspired by her work.

November 2017: Cristina Victor | Children collaborated to create a large-scale flag, inspired by her textile work.

October 2017: Joyce Nojima | Children participated in a large-scale web installation in Art Studio C.

Images by Michael McSherry – Local Artist Spotlight Workshop and Chris Fraser – photograph © Kija Lucas.