Hands-On at Noguchi | Shaping Soft Stone

Hands-On at Noguchi | Shaping Soft Stone

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 10:00am
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Isamu Noguchi wrote, “Carving follows the possibilities inherent to the stone.” Beginning in the mid-1960’s Noguchi began to work spontaneously, interacting with his material and the unforeseen consequences of his process. Participants in this intensive, all-day program will spend time looking at and discussing Noguchi’s works of stone in the Museum’s galleries, and then learn techniques for working with soft stone to create their own sculptures.

 

Hands-On at Noguchi | Drawing Clouds

Hands-On at Noguchi | Drawing Clouds

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 1:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Taking inspiration from the installation Miya Ando: Clouds, participants in this drawing workshop will investigate natural surfaces and forms. Inspired by a Japanese zengo (Zen phrase), Ando’s suspended sculptures are made from solid, optical glass etched internally with cloud imagery, based on the artist’s drawings and photographs.

 

Hands-On at Noguchi | Contours and Contrast: Printmaking

Hands-On at Noguchi | Contours and Contrast: Printmaking

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 1:00pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Taking inspiration from the special exhibition Akari: Sculpture by Other Means, participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to explore the lines, contours and forms found in Isamu Noguchi’s Akari light sculptures. Afterwards, we’ll experiment with basic relief and collagraph printmaking processes in the studio.

Hands-On at Noguchi: Sculpting with Paper

Hands-On at Noguchi: Sculpting with Paper

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 1:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Noguchi said his Akari light sculptures “seem to offer a magical unfolding away from the material world.” Spend time in the exhibition Sculpture by Other Means: Akari, and explore the unique qualities of paper as a medium to create three-dimensional form. Then join artist Stephanie Beck to score, fold, and cut paper to create geometric and organic sculptures, playing with positive and negative space.

 

Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone

Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 1:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Isamu Noguchi and his late-in-life friend, Gonzalo Fonseca, both kept studios near the marble quarries of Monte Altissimo in Italy, and shared a love for carving stone. Participants in this program will spend time carefully looking at and discussing stone works featured in the permanent collection and special exhibition The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca. Then, participants will learn techniques for working with soft stone to create their own sculptures.

 

Hands-On at Noguchi | Carve and Combine: Working with Balsa Wood

Hands-On at Noguchi | Carve and Combine: Working with Balsa Wood

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

In the 1960s, Uruguayan-born artist Gonzalo Fonseca (1922–97) left painting behind for carving sculpture in wood, cement and stone. In the special exhibition The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca, we see the transition in his work from relief to freestanding sculpture. Spend time discussing and investigating Fonseca’s wood assemblages, and then learn basic woodworking techniques in the studio. Carve and combine balsa wood and make your own sculpture.

 

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