"Pictures Come to Life" Drawing/Storytelling Performances
WHAT IS "PICTURES COME TO LIFE"?
Jeff Hopkins tells stories for people of all ages. Working on wall-sized sheets of paper, Jeff quickly draws, narrates, and acts out characters' actions and voices. Audiences are encouraged to interact by adding sounds and movement.
Jeff's drawings are large and eye-catching, and he creates them on-the-spot as part of each story. His peformances incorporate humor, history, and folklore. He often creates original stories to accompany museum exhibitions, family events. and school curricula. His story subjects range far and wide: everything from Greek mythology and Impressionist painting to dragons, baseball, or pirates and mermaids.
The thread that ties all of these stories together is an emphasis on fun, learning, and using words and images to bring characters and plots to life in the minds of viewers young and old.
Jeff has performed at museums, schools, and libraries across the country. Highlights include interactive family shows at the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the The Jewish Museum. For five years, Jeff was also Storyteller-in-Residence at the Delaware Art Museum.