Dive into the sound of sound: Break the boundaries of art, music, and performance, and discover a wide range of possibilities that are right before your ears. This workshop begins with a series of experiments that immerse participants in the world of sound. Students participate in a sound scavenger hunt and improvisational sounding as well as make sound with found objects. The workshop reaches a crescendo with participants creating sound events that may take many forms, such as a performance using found objects or an interactive sound sculpture.Request Program
Rediscover and re-enchant your world. This workshop begins with a series of exercises that heighten awareness and appreciation of the environment. Building on this awareness, participants are encouraged to develop a playful interaction with their surroundings and create art installations using only materials found in the environment. Past art installations have taken many forms, including interactive installations, sound sculptures, art performances, and (where there’s water) floating sculptures. This outdoor workshop can be held in a park, on school grounds, or in any other such public space.Request Program
The People’s Library is a highly collaborative, sustainable and interactive public art project. Using books that would otherwise be thrown away, community members are coming together to design and build a library that can include all of our histories. During the workshop participants will make paper from the recycled books, silk screen title pages and bind the new paper to create blank books. Participants will then have the chance to author their own book which, when finished, will become part of the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library’s permanent collection. Once finished, the books can be checked out by anyone in the community creating a real and symbolic meeting place for our diverse state. The workshop will begin with a twenty minute presentation about the project, its inspirations, and the permanent installation of the work.Request Program
Join artist and the Thomas C. Gordon Jr. Director of the VMFA Studio School Mary Holland as she shares examples of original relief prints from her extensive print collection. She will also show the step-by-step process of image design, transfer, carving the plate, inking the plate, and printing. The history of relief prints, the oldest method of the printmaking processes, will be covered. This is a great lecture/demonstration for students, artists, and people who want to learn more about how art is created.
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