Second Sunday Art Project: Art of A Superhero

  • March 10, 2024 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Dennos Museum Center

    1410 College Drive
    Traverse City, Michigan 49686
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Second Sunday Art Project: Art of A Superhero

Sunday, March 10th 
12:30 - 1:00 PM | TADL Caldecott Storytime

Before the art project, join a librarian from the Traverse Area District Library for a story time featuring Caldecott books. This portion of the event is free to attend. 

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Join us for a hands-on workshop with Marvel Comic illustrator Jerry DeCaire (artist for Thor, DeadPool, X-Men, etc.), and dive into the art of drawing superheroes. All supplies will be provided.  Limit of 40, please register online in advance. Cost reflects the price of admission to the museum.  

In conjunction with our exhibition Hemingway in Comics, we are excited to welcome Marvel comic book artist Jerry DeCaire to the Dennos.  Jerry, an internationally renowned artist and Michigan native, hosts a captivating and educational program for students of all ages. Through a Live Drawing Performance, Jerry demonstrates the practical application of science and math, including fractions, geometry, ratios, proportions, and algebraic equations, in creating superhero characters. The sequential development of a superhero drawing in real-time mesmerizes students, helping them connect the dots between math and art. Jerry emphasizes the importance of reading and writing in the production of a comic book, highlighting their role in understanding core subjects and fostering lifelong learning. The program, tailored to students from Pre-K to 12th grade and beyond, engages audiences with a Power Point slide show that explores the influence of math on the creation of superheroes. The unique blend of entertainment and education leaves students talking about the experience for months and inspires them to view core subjects in a new, 'cool' light.

*Please be advised that photographs and/or video will be taken at this event for use on the Dennos website, press, marketing materials, social media, and/or other NMC publications. By entering this event, you consent to the Dennos Museum Center photographing and using your image and likeness.

Recommended for grades 4 and up.

Date & Time

Sun, Mar 10, 2024 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue Details

Dennos Museum Center

1410 College Drive
Traverse City, Michigan 49686 Dennos Museum Center
Dennos Museum Center

The Dennos Museum Center builds community, sparks conversation, and inspires change for audiences of all ages through its exhibitions, programs, and the collection and preservation of art.

Opened in 1991, the Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College is a premier cultural facility in northern Michigan offering a dynamic array of exhibitions and programs in the visual arts, sciences, and performing arts. The Museum includes temporary exhibition and permanent collection galleries, an elegant sculpture court, and a hands-on Discovery Gallery. The permanent collection features regional, national, and international art from the 19th-21st centuries. The Milliken Auditorium hosts events and concerts with performers from around the world. Visit the Museum Store for great shopping, including a fine selection of Inuit art for collectors.


The Museum's signature collection is Inuit art of the Canadian Arctic, one of the largest and most historically complete collections of these distinctive sculptures and prints in the United States. A significant collection of outdoor sculptures by noted international and Michigan artists surrounds the Museum on the beautiful campus of Northwestern Michigan College. In 2000, the Dennos Museum Center was recognized by ArtServe Michigan with the Governor's Award for Arts and Culture. The Museum expanded its original building in 2018, adding new galleries and auditorium spaces with wide support from the community.


In 2021, the Dennos joined a network of more than 200 other Smithsonian Affiliates in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Panama. Established in 1996, the affiliations program is designed to facilitate a two-way relationship among Smithsonian Affiliates and the Smithsonian to increase discovery and inspire lifelong learning in communities across America. Smithsonian Affiliates are collaborators on many of the Smithsonian’s strategic priorities, adding local content, context, and expertise to national initiatives to help tell a fuller story.

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