Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone

Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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

 

Hands-On at Noguchi: Concrete Lamps (Session 2)

Hands-On at Noguchi: Concrete Lamps (Session 2)

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 1:00pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Please note special timing for this two-part workshop:

Session 1: May 6, 12–5 pm

Session 2: May 13, 1–5 pm

 

Hands-On at Noguchi: Concrete Lamps (Session 1)

Hands-On at Noguchi: Concrete Lamps (Session 1)

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Please note special timing for this two-part workshop:

Session 1: May 6, 12–5 pm

Session 2: May 13, 1–5 pm

 

Hands-On at Noguchi: Contours and Contrast: Printmaking

Hands-On at Noguchi: Contours and Contrast: Printmaking

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Taking inspiration from drawings and sculptures from the Museum’s permanent collection, participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to explore the abstract lines and biomorphic shapes in Noguchi’s work. Afterwards, we’ll experiment with basic relief and collagraph printmaking processes in the 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: Imagine Change: Redesign

Hands-On at Noguchi: Imagine Change: Redesign

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 1:00pm
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Noguchi voluntarily chose to enter the Poston War Relocation Center in the Arizona desert in the spring of 1942. As a Japanese-American artist, he was interested in contributing something positive to the community of internees. He set out to physically redesign the camp, and to create arts programing, but received no support from camp officials.

 

Hands-On at Noguchi: Akari: Sculpting with Light

Hands-On at Noguchi: Akari: Sculpting with Light

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1:00pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Noguchi wrote, “For me, function was only an initial consideration; my main purpose has always been art as it relates to life. I work with the gamut of possibilities. Inherent in Akari are lightness and fragility. They seem to offer a magical unfolding away from the material world.”

 

Participants in this program will spend time looking at and discussing Noguchi’s Akari light sculptures in the Museum’s galleries, and then explore similar materials and techniques to create their own light sculptures in the studio.

 

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