Artist and educator Jeff Hopkins invites families to participate in an interactive storytelling workshop. Inspired by the life and work of John Lockwood Kipling, a drawing of an elephant jumps out of a manuscript and lands in an art gallery! The exciting journey of this elephant comes to life as Hopkins creates wall-sized drawings while acting out characters with the audience. Following the performance, Hopkins will facilitate a storyboard workshop inviting families to imagine their own illustrated stories inspired by works on view in the gallery. Join us for storytelling, gallery explorations, and a hands-on workshop designed to foster creative exchange. Family tour will meet at 12 pm on the first floor of the gallery.

Jeff Hopkins is a storyteller, educator, and illustrator. He has performed “Pictures Come to Life” at arts institutions all over the country and has illustrated nearly two-dozen early reader books for children. For 20 years Hopkins has been a teaching artist for arts organizations including the Guggenheim Museum, American Ballet Theatre, The Jewish Museum, ArtsConnection, MoMA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He currently teaches art education at The City College of New York. He holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters in Education from Harvard University. Jeff’s website is