Art Exploration for All Ages
The idea of creating art in the environs of a major art museum might seem intimidating, but MOCA’s quarterly art workshop — Sunday Studio – has established a rhythm and relationship to the community that just seems to work. All ages, all levels of art experience are welcome at this FREE, quarterly event.
The next Sunday Studio takes place on December 7, from 1:00 -4:00 PM at MOCA Grand Avenue and will be inspired by Andy Warhol’s Shadow paintings, currently on view at the museum.
Get inspired by Andy Warhol: Shadows and be part of transforming the outside of MOCA the way his paintings have transformed the galleries. Drawing on production methods used by Warhol during his career, this Sunday Studio will feature an assembly line for “manufacturing” multi-layered print-paintings; as they roll off the production line, these prints will be installed into a single artwork reflecting everyone’s collective labors. Enjoy time in the galleries, an exploration of shadows and light in a tunnel for little ones in Toddler Town, food truck eats, and a killer playlist while you work. After 3:30pm, select a print from the multi-part artwork to take home with you.
Sunday Studio has made significant inroads to the community by creating a safe space for learning and growing that has longtime fans. One Mom still returns every quarter to explore the current program even though her kids (who loved the program) are off at college. Other frequent visitors include a teenager who brings his nephew and a young woman who brings her younger sister to explore and create.
Each workshop keys off artwork on display at the museum and engages visitors with cool materials and techniques – for issuance, see the video below in which visitors used their iPhones to create short films.
Warhol’s iconic film, Empire, will be screened on December 7, as well. It starts at 12:00 and runs until 7:30 PM! It’s a silent film, so you’ll be glad to chat it up at the reception that will follow.
Here is a video about the Sunday Studio program, including details from September’s workshop which was inspired by short films by artists in the museum’s collection. Participants of all ages made films with their smart phones, learning “home grown special effects’ technology.