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IDEAS ON PAPER “Works on Paper from the 1940’s and 1950’s” features pre-sculpture drawings by Louise Bourgeois, with images inspired by the artist’s childhood in central France. Today through Sunday, November 4, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Peter Blum Gallery, 99 Wooster St., between Spring and Prince streets, 212-343-0441, free.
HANDS-ON The Educational Alliance presents a series of art workshops, featuring hands-on clay sculpture training, as well as instruction in making “photograms,” a technique inspired by the photographer Man-Ray and the Dada movement. Sunday, 11:30 a.m., 2 and 2:30 p.m., the Educational Alliance, 197 East Broadway, between Jefferson and Clinton streets, 212-780-2300 ext. 463, $10, reservations required.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY The Socrates Sculpture Park celebrates its 20th anniversary with the “2006 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition,” featuring the work of 20 young artists. A tour of the park is offered. Sunday, 2–6 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd. at Broadway, Long Island City, 718-956-1819, free.