Folds, Surface, Space: Exploring Sculptural Forms through Origami
Saturday, March 17, 2012, 11:30 am–1 pm add to my calendar
“Folds, Surface, Space: Exploring Sculptural Forms through Origami” with teaching artist Emily Weiner
Approx. 90 minute session. Paper, paint, and pencil.
Location: Galleries, Learning Lab, West Garden.
Ages 5+, appropriate for the whole family. No prior experience necessary.
Related Dia artists: Richard Serra, John Chamberlain, Imi Knoebel.
*Limited space, reservations are recommended using the link above.
In this hands-on tour and workshop, young participants and their parents will explore folds, surface, and space, via paper projects that will be crafted within different galleries of Dia:Beacon. Sitting next to Richard Serra’s Torqued Ellipses, they will consider the elegance of curves with their own Mobius strips; amidst nearby sculptures by John Chamberlain, they will contemplate crumpling (using paper like the artist did automotive metal), and look at the surprising forms that result. Weather permitting, the session will conclude outdoors in the garden where participants will cut, paint, and ply creations further, making their own sculptural discoveries with pointers from the masters.
About the teacher: Emily Weiner
Emily Weiner (www.emilyweiner.net) is a painter and writer based in New York City. She has a BA from Barnard College and an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, and has exhibited her work in New York City, Los Angeles, and internationally in France. She is faculty in the Visual and Critical Studies BFA department at the School of Visual Arts and has been a guest instructor of studio courses at Barnard College, Columbia University. She has published art reviews for Time Out New York, artforum.com, ARTnews, Heeb Magazine, the Santiago Times, the Columbia University art journal MUSEO, and the Visual Arts Journal, among other publications.