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 Sculpture by Other Means: Akari exhibition and explore the unique qualities of paper as a medium to create three-dimensional form. Then in the studio join artist Stephanie Beck and learn 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 Gonzalo Fonseca 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.

 

Hands-On at Noguchi | Place-Based: Drawing from Observation

Hands-On at Noguchi | Place-Based: Drawing from Observation

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 1:00pm
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Participants in this program will spend time focusing on the architecture in the Museum’s open-air galleries and enclosed outdoor sculpture garden while also taking inspiration from Noguchi’s sculptural works within the spaces. Participants will explore a variety of drawing media in the Museum’s galleries and studio.

 

Previous experience is not necessary. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Ages 18 and older. $10 members, $20 non-members. Program fee includes full admission to the Museum.

 

Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone

Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:00pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 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 | Sculpting Space: Casting with Plaster

Hands-On at Noguchi | Sculpting Space: Casting with Plaster

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

“The essence of sculpture is for me the perception of space, the continuum of our existence...” Isamu Noguchi explored the idea of sculpting space in public gardens, dance sets, and sculptural works of cosmic spaces and lands. Participants in this program will examine a selection of objects currently featured in Self Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center and learn basic casting techniques with plaster to create their own sculpted space.

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