Explore artworks in the exhibition, Beyond Infinity: Contemporary Art after Kusama through artmaking, observation, and movement. What is infinity? How can we explore time, presence, and the power of illusion? Work with our visiting artists this month on our quest through infinity and beyond. This month we’re excited to host workshops by theatre and play experts, The Gottabees, and socially engaged multimedia artist, Elisa Hamilton.

Advanced registration required. Participants must supply their own materials.

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Live Program Schedule

NEW SCHEDULE!

Please note the new Fall Play Date schedule: Little Play Date from 10 – 10:45 AM for families with children ages 5 and under; Play Date After School starting at 2:30 PM for families with children of all ages.

Little Play Date
For kids ages 5 and under + their grownups

ScreenPLAY! with The Gottabees
10 – 10:45 AM EST

Join Bonnie Duncan of The Gottabees for ScreenPLAY! We’ll explore illusions and imagined worlds using movement, household objects, and our screens. Part dance party — part puppet play — all FUN. So, clear some space at home, jump into your ZOOM square, and get ready to PLAY!

Materials:

  • 3 paper plates (or any lightweight plates that won’t break)
  • Scotch tape, masking tape or washi tape

Play Date After School
For kids of all ages + their grownups

Exploring Art with Brooke Scibelli
2:30 – 3:15 PM EST

Join ICA educator Brooke Scibelli in this interactive virtual workshop where we’ll explore artworks about infinity and illusion from the ICA’s exhibition, Beyond Infinity: Contemporary Art after Kusama. Be sure to bring paper and something to write and draw with!

Follow That Line with Elisa Hamilton
3:30 – 4:15 PM EST

Join multimedia artist Elisa Hamilton for explorations in blind contour drawing — a drawing process that is grounded in close looking, line-making and discovery. Leave notions of perfection behind and embrace a wandering journey of eyes, hands, and line using your own form as inspiration.

You’ll want to collect and bring:

  • Blank white paper; computer printer paper is great, or any other paper that you have!
  • Black marker or crayon
  • Other colors of markers or crayons, too

ScreenPLAY! with The Gottabees
4:30 – 5:15 PM EST

Join Bonnie Duncan of The Gottabees for ScreenPLAY! We’ll explore illusions and imagined worlds using movement, household objects, and our screens. Part dance party — part puppet play — all FUN. So, clear some space at home, jump into your ZOOM square, and get ready to PLAY!

You’ll want to collect and bring:

  • 3 pieces of colored paper
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 pencil
  • Scotch tape, masking tape or washi tape

Artist Bios

The Gottabees

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Photo by Liz Linder


The Gottabees are a Boston-based ensemble who have been happily making “super fun theater for the whole family” for the past seven years. They have performed for audiences across the region, throughout the U.S., and beyond. You may recognize them from their shows: Squirrel Stole My Underpants, Lollipops for Breakfast, and Go Home Tiny Monster. The Gottabees’ mission is to inspire community, connection, and joy by providing an outlet for families to giggle, gasp, sigh, and cheer together. The Gottabees want children (and adults!) to know in their hearts that they, too, can make theater wherever they are and whomever they are.  

Learn more about their work at www.thegottabees.com.

Brooke Scibelli (she/her/hers)  

Brooke Scibelli, Family & Art Lab Programs Coordinator at the ICA/Boston

Photo by Mel Taing


Brooke Scibelli is a Boston-based artist and educator and is the Family and Art Lab Programs Coordinator at the ICA. When she’s not coming up with workshop ideas for the ICA or creating handmade pieces for her studio at Non Issue Studio, she likes to sew her own clothes, make a mess in the kitchen, and be outside! 

Elisa Hamilton (she/her/hers) 

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Photo by Suzanne Merritt


Elisa H. Hamilton is a socially engaged multimedia artist who creates inclusive artworks that emphasize shared spaces and the hopeful examination of our everyday places, objects, and experiences. Learn more about her work at elisahhamilton.com.
 

Virtual Play Date activities are designed for kids and their grownups to participate together. Workshops will be held on video conferencing platforms and will be live and interactive. Recommended ages are provided as a guide, but you know your child best! If you have questions about a particular workshop, don’t hesitate to reach us at familyprograms@icaboston.org.

Are there access accommodations that would be useful to help you fully participate in this program (e.g. captioning, ASL, post-program transcript)? Let us know at accessibility@icaboston.org.

Free Admission for Families

On Sat, Oct 31, museum admission is FREE for families when accompanied by kids ages 12 and under, with up to 2 adults per family. Limited timed tickets are available in-person and all on-site programming has currently been suspended. More details

Your support helps keeps programs like this – both virtual and in-person – free and accessible in this time of uncertainty. If you are able, please consider becoming a member or making a one-time gift to support the ICA.


ICA Kids and Family programs are supported, in part, by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld, the Hassenfeld Family Foundation, the Willow Tree Fund, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Raymond T. & Ann T. Mancini Family Foundation.

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