Claudia Bitran and Beverly Acha
Action Painting: A Great Aquatic Disaster!
This interactive, humorous, open-ended, and fun class will encourage students to explore a unique and inventive art form. Students will participate in contemporary action painting inspired by the Titanic disaster. We will activate a large scale seascape by making and painting our own paper puppet characters. Students will use their characters and creativity to invent their own stories and interpretations about this event. We will film this 2 hour activity to make a time-lapse video that shows how the participants were interpreting “disaster.”
This film will be included in an experimental remake of the film Titanic by Claudia Bitran, whose exhibit will be on view at RMAC beginning on February 10, 2016.
For students to participate, parents will need to sign an actor’s waiver/release form.
Sunday Doyle and Rhonda Pharis
In this fiber arts workshop we will learn felting techniques with wool. Artists will explore techniques of wet felting wool into flat felt sheets, rolling it into balls, and forming multi-color felt beads. We will create a felt landscape through layering colors and textures of wool.
Julie Murphy and Tabatha Hudson
Basic Tin Punching
An art form that is diminishing in the modern world, but kept alive in the Southwest, especially in New Mexico, tin punching has strong Hispanic roots as seen in several outstanding examples at RMAC. Basic tin punching skills will include proper use of tools, design, and practice. All materials will be provided. Taught by Julie Murphy and Tabatha Hudson.
Making a Fabric Post Card
During this class students will create their own sewn post cards that can actually be mailed! Using various types of fabric and stitching techniques we will personalize our cards that are fun for sending, receiving, and even for display. This is mail that everyone will want to keep forever.
Creative Conversations: Writing in the Galleries
During this workshop students will engage with artworks on a deeper level through thoughtful looking and guided dialogue. On Saturday, each student will select a piece that elicits meaning or emotion and compose a creative writing piece based on their selected work. Students will compose sketches reflecting the work they chose which will be translated into prints. Sunday, students will create their prints to accompany their writing pieces and complete a work that tells a story through both image and text. Student’s work will then be displayed near their chosen artwork for family, friends, and visitors to enjoy.