Custom Silhouettes for the Holidays at The Woodlands Children’s Museum

Silhouette Artist Patti Rishforth will visit The Woodlands Children’s Museum on Friday, December 4, 2020.. Picture courtesy of The Woodlands Children's Museum.

Making your gift giving easier this year, The Woodlands Children’s Museum welcomes back by popular demand, the talented silhouette artist Patti Rishforth on Friday, December 4.   Rishforth uses her artistic skill to capture your child’s image by cutting black paper into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, that will be treasured by families for years to come. 

The silhouette is a form of portraiture that was replaced by the birth of the camera and photography many years ago. This art form of dramatic “dark on light shapes” has seen a rebirth in society as new generations show their appreciation for this unique style of art.

“This classic form of art makes a wonderful gift for the holidays by capturing your child’s image at a special moment in time,” stated Angela Colton, the museum’s Executive Director. “We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to families.”

The museum showcases this medium in its weekly Shadow Puppet Theater which is presented each Thursday morning on stage. Books that tell of kindness and good deeds are reproduced and brought to life in silhouette during Miss Jan’s narration of these special curated stories. Our collection of pre-recorded Shadow Puppet Theater presentations can be found on our YouTube channel for your enjoyment.

Silhouettes will be offered for 15-minute sessions throughout the day on December 4th ONLY. Reserved timed session tickets are available at The cost is just $45 for this custom art design.

For the most up to date information about the museum and holiday events, visit our website at and follow the museum on Facebook @TheWoodlandsChildrensMuseum and on Instagram and Twitter @TheWoodlandsCM.

The museum is located in the Panther Creek Village Center at 4775 West Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280, The Woodlands, Texas 77381. 

About The Woodlands Children’s Museum
The Woodlands Children’s Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded out of a desire to meet the community’s proven need for a positive environment where children and their families can learn, play and make special memories throughout the year. At the museum, fun and learning go hand in hand, whether children are creating art, singing along to a musical performance or conducting a science experiment. The museum also has made it a priority to bring children multi-ethnic and multicultural experiences that celebrate cultural and global differences and strengthen common bonds. Programs frequently are delivered in partnership with other nonprofit organizations, always with the goal of making a positive difference in the life of a child.

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