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New Mex Hex – ceramic tile painting & botanical printmaking
August 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - August 5, 2016 @ 4:00 pmFree
Dates: Aug. 3 & 5 from 10am-4pm (plan to be present both days)
Instructors: Faith Gelvin and Katya Crawford
Price: This is a FREE workshop, supported by KY Foundation for Women
Age levels: Appropriate for all ages and abilities, perfect for the whole family!
*Please bring your own lunch and dress to explore the park grounds. Bring sunblock and bug spray if you need them. Water is provided.
No experience needed, all materials will be included. Feel free to bring your own sketchbook if you have one, or we will give you one.
The NEW MEX HEX workshop uses the botanicals and habitat of honey bees of the Bluegrass Region to draw inspiration for an ephemeral and permanent installation at the Josephine Sculpture Park. Participants will learn about the creative process and work of the visiting artists and will engage in a sketch walk, a ceramic tile painting session and a botanical print-making workshop.
Each participant will illustrate at least two hexagon tiles and create two botanical prints. The tiles will be kiln-fired between sessions. One of the tiles and one of the prints will be used for permanent and ephemeral installations at the park, and others may be taken home.
Participants may expect to be inspired and learn about their regional landscape via short lectures, conversation, focused observation and the creative process of making.
Faith Gelvin is a multi-media artist and educator living and working in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Faith’s sculpture reflects a strong connection to her New Mexican roots with influences from European, Hispanic and Native American cultures. Faith is inspired by the qualities and processes of the materials she uses (particularly ceramic, metal and wood) in crafting the story of her experiences.
Katya Crawford is an Associate Professor in the Landscape Architecture Department at The University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning. Katya’s research focuses on the ephemeral landscape and the use of photography and film to hone landscape literacy. Her work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally.
Both instructors grew up in the small, agricultural village of Dixon, New Mexico surrounded by wild and cultivated nature with artist and inventor parents.
“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.”
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