Artsy Thursday: Making Paper Screens with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

This week we are participating in Week of The Young Child (WOYC). WOYC is a national celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and invites parents, teachers and caregivers to spend the week focusing on early learning opportunities. This year we have moved the celebration online and are delighted to be joined by 5 guest organizations. Throughout the week we will explore each day’s theme through performances, projects and virtual visits with our partners. Thursday’s theme is art!

We are excited to work with the UMFA to showcase one of their current art exhibits, Beyond the Divide: Merchant, Artist, Samurai in Edo Japan. Even though the museum is closed, you can still check out the exhibit online. Today, they are going to teach us about the history of Japanese folding screens and show us how to make a fun paper screen of our own!

Make sure to check out the UMFA and all the wonderful programming they are offering with their Third Saturday for Families program.

Make your own Paper Screen Work of Art


1. Click here and follow the instructions on the UMFA website to make a cool paper screen.
2. Share your work! Make sure to share your work with us, tag us at #discoverygateway and #umfaThirdSaturday


Remember to share you pictures with us on Instagram #discoverygateway, when you tag us in your photos you’ll be entered to win a Family Membership to Discovery Gateway! For each different activity that you do from our STEAM Learning Lab blog, and tag us in you’ll be entered to win! That means multiple opportunities! We will keep you updated on when we’ll do the drawing, so keep posting! Lets stay connected!