Studio Party | Paint Pumpkins in the Style of Yayoi Kusama
Learn about Japanese contemporary artist, Yayoi Kusama. Then get hands-on in our studio party, where you’ll paint your own canvases and pumpkins inspired by Kusama’s iconic designs. Yes - real pumpkins — just in time to take home artistic halloween decorations.
About Yayoi Kusama
Well known for her infinity-room installations and her paintings of polka dotted pumpkins, Yayoi Kusama works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation.
Kusama’s instantly recognizable pumpkins have become fixtures of contemporary art and popular culture—and have helped make her one of the world’s most expensive living female artists. Kusama began drawing pumpkins as a child in pre-war Japan, where her family owned a plant nursery that farmed kabocha squash. Her obsession only grew with time and the pumpkin became to Kusama what the Campbell’s Soup can is to Warhol: an everyday comestible elevated to the status of fine art. Kusama’s signature dotted pumpkins have since appeared as works on paper, handheld figurines, towering sculptures, and in the artist’s immersive infinity room installations.
SHOWFIELDS is a revolutionary retail concept built to engage and inspire your sense of discovery through revolving experiences with the brands and communities shaping our future.
SHOWFIELDS is home to a revolving array of art, food, drink and community programming aimed to facilitate deeper offline connections between brands and consumers through a magical stage of discovery.
Doors open at 2pm
2:30pm: Short lesson on Yayoi Kusama
3-5pm: Canvas and pumpkin painting
5pm: Prizes announced for best art works
Materials: All art materials will be provided and you can take home a masterpiece at the end of the party.