• Students gather at The House of Dust, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, CA, 1971; Courtesy of California Institute of the Arts, Institute Archives.

Gallery + Studio: A House of Imagination

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

  • Workshop led by

    Erin McCluskey Wheeler is an artist and writer based in Richmond, CA. She holds an MFA from California College of the Arts and currently works as a studio facilitator at NIAD Art Center.

Alison Knowles created A House of Dust by following a simple script and using a computer to fill in the words. Then she built a house based on this computer-generated poem! Using the same structure, compose a poem from random pieces and then draw, design, and build a small model house inspired by your poem.