Teen Workshops

Free Book Art Teen Workshop

Saturday, September 17th 


Free for Middle and High School Students


Join KMAC Artist in Residence, Monica Stewart, in exploring tunnel and diorama book forms. From stage sets to commemorative souvenirs, tunnel books or paper theaters have been made since the 18th Century. We’ll explore their potential for storytelling. Come with a story in mind or use one of the provided templates, and you can make your own miniature paper world.

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The Fire Bird (detail), cut paper, 8 x 11 x 5 inches, 2016


KMAC is excited to host artist Monica Stewart in our Artist in Residence studio from August 12 - October 31, 2022. Stewart specializes in paper art and will be using her residency to make work in the museum that will then be exhibited in her solo show, which will open at KMAC on November 19, 2022.


As a part of her residency, Stewart will be teaching a number of free art workshops like the one above. This residency is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council.


Monica Stewart is a Louisville-based artist specializing in cut paper and fiber art. She holds a BFA in painting from Murray State University and an MFA from the University of Louisville, where she currently teaches studio art. Her work demonstrates exemplary technical skill and precision in assembling imaginary scenes of feminine endurance and creativity. Through the use of cut paper and fiber, Stewart’s work takes on an additional dimension of societal critique in which mediums considered “women’s work” are elevated to the level of fine art.


Stewart’s work has been exhibited at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN), the Cressman Center for Visual Art (Louisville, KY), Revelry Gallery (Louisville, KY) and Tim Faulkner Gallery (Louisville, KY). She is a Hadley Creatives alumnus (2019) and was awarded the Emerging Artist Award by Louisville Visual Art in 2019.