Hands-On at Noguchi: Collage with Handmade Paper

Hands-On at Noguchi: Collage with Handmade Paper

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 1:00pm
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Isamu Noguchi’s appreciation for paper began during his childhood in Japan, recalling the gifts of handmade paper that were exchanged during the New Year. He started working with washi (mulberry bark) paper in 1951 when he transformed the traditional paper lanterns of Gifu into light sculptures called Akari. Spend time as a group discussing the washi paper in the Akari: Sculpture by Other Means exhibition, and then join us in the studio to create a collage with handmade paper.

 

Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone

Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 1:00pm
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

In the mid-1960s Isamu Noguchi began working spontaneously with stone, embracing the unforeseen consequences of his process. He wrote, “Carving follows the possibilities inherent to the stone.” Learn about Noguchi’s artistic process through a close examination of his sculptures in the galleries. Then, explore techniques for carving soft stone in the studio using basic hand tools such as chisels, hammers, rasps, and sandpaper.

 

Hands-On at Noguchi: Screen Printing

Hands-On at Noguchi: Screen Printing

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 1:00pm
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

When Isamu Noguchi worked with colors he chose vibrant and playful shades. Spend time discussing the colorful suns and abstract imagery found in Noguchi’s screen-printed Akari series. Then, join us in the studio to create your own stencils and learn basic screen printing techniques.

 

For ages 18 and older; previous experience is not necessary. Space is limited and advance registration is required. $20 members / $30 non-members; includes full admission to the Museum.

Hands-On at Noguchi: Stone Carving Studio

Hands-On at Noguchi: Stone Carving Studio

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 1:00pm
Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Stone Carving Studio is a drop-in art-making program for adults (18 and older) who are interested in exploring stone carving techniques. Participants will work in the Museum’s studio, which is equipped with basic hand tools such as chisels, hammers, rasps, and sandpaper. Educators will be available to demonstrate safety instructions, tools, and processes for beginners. First-time attendees may purchase a stone from the Museum to use during the studio. Attendees who have participated in a previous class have the option to continue working on their stone stored at the Museum.

Hands-On at Noguchi: Personal Touch: Printmaking

Hands-On at Noguchi: Personal Touch: Printmaking

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

Isamu Noguchi wrote, “Labor and tools are the means for projecting private imaginings into actuality.” Spend time examining textures and shapes in Noguchi’s sculptures in the permanent collection and the special exhibition Akari: Sculpture by Other Means. Then in the studio, find your personal touch and learn basic linocut printmaking techniques using ink and linoleum blocks.

 

Hands-On at Noguchi: Stone Carving Studio

Hands-On at Noguchi: Stone Carving Studio

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Stone Carving Studio is a drop-in art-making program for adults (18 and older) who are interested in exploring stone carving techniques. Participants will work in the Museum’s studio, which is equipped with basic hand tools such as saws, chisels, hammers, and sandpaper. Educators will be available to demonstrate safety instructions, tools, and processes for beginners. First-time attendees may purchase a stone from the Museum to use during the studio. Attendees who have participated in a previous class have the option to continue working on their stone stored at the Museum.

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