Family Dynamic at LACMA


Have you ever started an art project at home, but quickly found you had no idea where to take it? Sometimes, just getting the materials assembled, the table protected, and the troops rallied is enough to burn through your enthusiasm. Why not take an easier path by attending one of the new series of artist led workshops at LACMA, dubbed Family Dynamic.

Family Dynamic is a new series of hands-on experiences that uncover the ways artists cultivate creativity within their family. Co-led by acclaimed contemporary artists from LACMA’s collection and their children, the workshops reveal the creative exchange that takes place between parent and child and the ways they draw inspiration from each other. In August, LACMA invites artists Glenn Kaino and Corey Lynn Calter and their daughters—nine-year-old Sadie and six-year-old StellaKaino is a celebrated conceptual artist known for masterfully manipulating diverse materials to make art.Calter is a notable fashion designer whose line is carried in more than 200 stores around the nation. Meet KainoCalter, and their daughters and learn how creativity fuels their world. Here are a few photos from the August wax-making session.


September’s sessions feature a new artistic family: Ingrid Calame is an internationally exhibiting painter whose source material lies in the everyday, from stains on a sidewalk to tire skid marks on a roadway. Shelby Roberts is a photographer who teaches at the University of California, Irvine. Despite their creative professions, Calame and Roberts cite Willa, their seven-year-old daughter, as the resident expert in creativity. Join the Calame-Roberts for a three-session workshop exploring the inventive capacities of clay. Inspired by Willa’s freedom with the material, which includes stomping on it and rolling screws through it, this innovative family will lead participants in using found objects to imprint clay and play with texture. Learn all of the steps of working with clay, including making the form and glazing the fired objects. Invite family and friends to the culminating class for a discussion of the finished ceramics and a special reception.

September’s Series includes three sessions: 
Saturday, September 6 | 10 am–12 pm
Saturday, September 13 | 10 am–12 pm
Sunday, September 21 | 11:30 am–12:30 pm


LACMA, classes meet on the Los Angeles Times Central
$100 One LACMA Member + One Child | $100 One NexGen Member + One Adult | $160 One Adult + One Child | $60 Each Additional Family Member.

Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.
Note: Art materials and parking fees included in tuition; limited enrollment. Proof of age for children may be requested. Children ages 5+ and their caregivers.