Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone

Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:00pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Isamu Noguchi and his late-in-life friend, Gonzalo Fonseca, both kept studios near the marble quarries of Monte Altissimo in Italy, and shared a love for carving stone. Participants in this program will spend time carefully looking at and discussing stone works featured in the permanent collection and special exhibition The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca. Then, participants will learn techniques for working with soft stone to create their own sculptures.

 

Hands-On at Noguchi | Sculpting Space: Casting with Plaster

Hands-On at Noguchi | Sculpting Space: Casting with Plaster

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

“The essence of sculpture is for me the perception of space, the continuum of our existence...” Isamu Noguchi explored the idea of sculpting space in public gardens, dance sets, and sculptural works of cosmic spaces and lands. Participants in this program will examine a selection of objects currently featured in Self Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center and learn basic casting techniques with plaster to create their own sculpted space.

Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone

Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Isamu Noguchi wrote, “Carving follows the possibilities inherent to the stone.” Beginning in the mid-1960s, he began to work spontaneously, interacting with his material and the unforeseen consequences of his process. Participants in this program will spend time looking at and discussing Noguchi’s works of stone in the Museum’s galleries, and then learn basic techniques for working with soft stone.

 

Hands-On at Noguchi: Concrete Lamps (Session 2)

Hands-On at Noguchi: Concrete Lamps (Session 2)

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 1:00pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Please note special timing for this two-part workshop:

Session 1: May 6, 12–5 pm

Session 2: May 13, 1–5 pm

 

Hands-On at Noguchi: Concrete Lamps (Session 1)

Hands-On at Noguchi: Concrete Lamps (Session 1)

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Please note special timing for this two-part workshop:

Session 1: May 6, 12–5 pm

Session 2: May 13, 1–5 pm

 

Hands-On at Noguchi: Contours and Contrast: Printmaking

Hands-On at Noguchi: Contours and Contrast: Printmaking

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Taking inspiration from drawings and sculptures from the Museum’s permanent collection, participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to explore the abstract lines and biomorphic shapes in Noguchi’s work. Afterwards, we’ll experiment with basic relief and collagraph printmaking processes in the studio.

 

Previous experience is not necessary. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Ages 18 and older. $10 members, $20 non-members. Program fee includes full admission to the Museum.

 

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