Saturday Art Workshops for Children at the University Art Gallery

August 31, 2017 Alfonso Loya

 

 

Las Cruces, NM—The University Art Gallery (UAG) at NMSU is proud to continue its children’s workshops based on the upcoming exhibition, Fugitive Fibers showcasing the work of Sandra Doore, Erika Lynne Hanson, Jeana Eve Klien, and Mara Lonner. The activities will explore the power of fiber as it speaks to re-use, absence, and created environments. Four Saturday workshops will be held from 1:00-2:00 PM on September 2, 9, 16, and 23rd.The workshops are free and open to the public and will culminate with a show featuring artwork made by the participants in the UAG lobby on September 23rd at 2 PM. These events are open to children of all ages; however, they are primarily geared towards ages 5-15.

The first workshop on September 2nd is titled Environment Impact in Art and will take a look at the work of Hanson that reflects climate change. The students will discuss forms of pollution and create posters that demonstrate ways in which they or society can reduce this problem. There will be an emphasis on using natural materials for this project emphasizing the use of nature in the artwork. Week two’s seminar titled Patterns and Weaving, on September 9th will highlight Klein’s work using the same elements and the children will learn how to circle weave. Balance, rhythm, and pattern will be included in the discussion.

The third workshop Performance Art on September 16th will include a discussion of performance art which is also reflected in Hanson’s work. The students will create designs based on planets and apply that to a white t-shirt and participate in planet choreography. They will be given an opportunity to discuss their choices. During the last class on September 23rd, Creation From Destruction will focus on Lonner’s notion that we can create beautiful things out of destruction and used objects. Students will break objects into pieces to create mosaics.

If you are interested and would like to sign up for this event, please visit our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1527371023995122/?ref=46

The University Art Gallery at NMSU is located at 1390 E. University Avenue in Las Cruces, in D.W. Williams Hall at the intersection of E. University Ave. and S. Solano Drive. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Designated gallery parking is available, and general parking on the NMSU campus is free on weekends and after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

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