Virtual Gallery + Studio: Of Serpents, Ants, and Daily Life
For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)
Indira Urrutia is a Chilean-born and US-raised artist, educator, and cofounder of several art education initiatives. Through her passion for teaching, she transmits the importance of free artistic expression in a safe environment and guides students in an experimental approach.
Presented Saturday, September 12, 12:30 PM
This workshop integrates art on view at BAMPFA with a related art project; the session lasts about forty-five minutes. Sign up for this event on Wednesday, September 9, or Thursday, September 10, when the sign-up link will be active on this page. The meeting link will be sent to you on the morning of Saturday, September 12.
Explore ways to turn stories from your daily life into art in this Zoom workshop with artist Indira Urrutia. See how two Indian artists, New Delhi–based photographer Gauri Gill and Warli painter Rajesh Vangad, combine photographs with traditional visual forms. Then experiment with making marks in ink to enrich a photograph of your choice, using shapes, lines, and personal motifs to bring family members, animals, and nature into the picture.
Please gather these materials before our session:
• A large photograph you like and that it’s OK to draw on (8” x 10” or 9” x 12” or similar size). It can be from a magazine or newspaper. Hint: A black-and-white printout or xerox copy of a photo works well.
• A black ballpoint pen and/or very fine-point marker
• A glue stick or simple liquid glue (like Elmer’s)
• A piece of cardboard a bit larger than your photo for mounting your artwork
Ask your child to practice drawing the marks below before the workshop.
If you have younger children, encourage them to first draw the marks bigger and then smaller. They could also have a go at naming them such as a circle, square etc.