I had an exciting opportunity recently to teach an art workshop for elementary students in AISD through The Contemporary's educational program- Seeing Special Things.
We prepared some of the same materials I use in my studio for the students to create their own works of 3D art.
Each student experimented with laser-cut wooden and Plexiglass shapes, threaded rods, spacers, and nuts and bolts to create layered compositions. With these simple materials, these young artists were able to use their creative and imaginative minds to create such transformative sculptures. Some students even created kinetic works of art!
Seeing Special Things introduces public school students to original works of contemporary art and gives them an opportunity to express and develop their own creativity.
I'm so glad that The Contemporary reached out to me for this unique opportunity to teach these kids. Art is such an important tool for young minds and this program allows students to freely explore their artistic sides!
Seeing the same materials I use for my installations transform into something completely new by the students was an amazing experience. Each student created something so unique and different from one another with the same given materials.
Thanks to the Boone Elementary students for showing such creativity and imagination and thanks to The Contemporary for the opportunity!
Images courtesy of The Contemporary and photography by Brian Fitzsimmons.