The LeRoy Neiman Art Studio


Hands-on art activities are back all week! Join us in The LeRoy Neiman Art Studio


April Art Studio Calendar

Tuesday through Friday April 2 through May 3
Exploring Line & Color: Stained Glass Mosaic Inspired Art
Facilitated by CDM Visual Art Specialist Muneeba Zeeshan

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Special Spring Break Hours
Monday through Friday, April 15 – 19
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Discover the beauty of stained glass mosaic art by using the fundamental elements of art, line and color, alongside the concept of abstraction. Witness the magic as ordinary paper transforms into stunning stained glass-inspired art, with vibrant colors and intricate designs, using crumpled paper and bright-colored markers. Abstract art does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of visual reality. Instead, it expresses emotions, concepts, or ideas through color, form, line, and texture. With easy-to-follow instructions and endless creative possibilities, unleash your imagination and artistic skills. Are you ready to embark on a stained-glass-tacular art adventure? Let your inner artist shine!

Saturday and Sunday April 6 though April 28
Make a Zine with Artist-in-Residence: Julie Cardenas

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Enter the world of Zine making! Zines are DIY, small books that often combine words and images. In this activity, you will be able to transform a piece of paper into a zine and tell a story of your choosing!

Special Activity Saturday, April 20
Children of the Dragon: Make a Dragon Puppet




CDM’s Artist-in-Residence, Julie Eliza Cardenas

Julie Eliza Cardenas is a San Jose native and the second eldest of seven children. Cardenas has been in the field of early education for 18 years, and she is passionate about creating art experiences for young children and their families. Cardenas focuses her craft on painting and comic illustration while exploring her own lived experiences of being a first-generation Mexican-Peruvian-American.Julie Eliza Cardenas Julie graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a BA in English Literature. She received her M.Ed in Art Education from Lesley University and her MFA in Comics from the California College of the Arts. Cardenas’s art exhibition celebrates the food and memories that are collected through the art of cooking. Coupled with still life paintings, her comic illustrations detail the life of children from immigrant parents who find solace in sharing foods that are important to their Latino heritage.

Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Julie Cardenas
Wednesday, April 24
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Come to the LeRoy Neiman Art Studio and observe the creative process! Julie Cardenas’ artwork focuses on her lived experiences. Observe as she works on a three-panel comic about her child’s relationship to the red fire truck in the Museum.

Learn more about our Artist-in-Residence and the Artist-in-Residence program.

Made possible through the generosity of

Good Tidings and LeRoy Neiman Foundations