Discovering modern art anew through the eyes of this new generation of visionaries at the exhibit Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim.
The weather might be hot but it hasn’t discouraged our two newest students from Boys and Girls High School from coming to Window Studio afternoons as well as Saturdays. Both 10th graders are eager to spend their time doing more than just “hanging out in the park or playing games on their phones,” so we’re planning field trips to museums and neighborhoods in addition to art-making in the studio. Stay tuned!
(Artist in Residence Omari Waves, at work in the background.)
For yesterday’s class and in honor of the beautiful summer weather, we headed out with our sketchbooks to draw the neighborhood. We drew our friend Jonesy who was soaking up the sun in front of the laundromat, drew the castle towers of Pomoja House and then the storefronts along 356 Marcus Garvey. Actually a man who had just parked his car noticed that he was blocking the girls’ view and obligingly moved it. And while the picture captures the girl’s intentness on their drawings, it doesn’t capture that they were singing and shrieking and laughing as they worked! Their drawings are studies for the canvas mural that we are planning to paint inspired by Kerry James Marshall”s Garden Series paintings.
Kicking off 2017 with another fabulous Art Hub curated by Amber (AJ) Kellie, Danny McLean and Leon Tillman this past Saturday, February 18, 2017! Themed "all-black" for Black History month but welcoming to all those dedicated to creating and appreciating art and culture, the Art Hubs are fast becoming the hippest scene in Bed-Stuy! Don't miss the next one in early April!
And check out the videos from the opening:
I loved working with Mimi to illustrate this story of a kitty with super powers. As always, her creative solutions to communicating with images blow me a way. Notice the foam clouds and other surprises. Fun way to spend a rainy afternoon!
Inspired by Ezra Jack Keats’ charming picture book Jenny’s Hat about a little girl disappointed by the plain hat her aunt sent her, Miss Anne and the WS kids designed collage hats on paper and then tried our hands at making ourselves “wearable” hats. Amazing what you can do with a styrofoam plate, a few roses and feathers!
Be part of the picture with artist-in-residence Zoey Hart’s Face to Face: Drawn and Be Drawn, an ongoing series of collage portrait workshops that happen on a drop in basis Saturdays 1:30-4:00pm through June 26. Or sign up for one of the Portrait Collage Workshops on Sunday June 12 and June 26, 1:30-4:00pm.
Participants will work together to develop portrait collage images for the Face to Face public art flag series to be displayed around Brooklyn throughout the summer!
For more information and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
How many places are there where you can spend an hour or so making art in the company of other artists of all ages? Recently as I was getting stared on my latest portrait, I was joined by Aviva with her baby, Kimora who had brought a friend, Diesel who is a graffiti artist and Cesar who is working on his illustrated novel, and Mimi who is always up for drawing puffins!