Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone (Part 2)

Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone (Part 2)

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 1:00pm
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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

 

First session: November 13, 2016, 1 pm–5 pm

 

Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone (Part 1)

Hands-On at Noguchi: Shaping Soft Stone (Part 1)

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 1:00pm
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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

 

Second session: November 20, 2016, 1 pm–5 pm

 

Hands-On at Noguchi: Photography Workshop with Artist Leah Raintree

Hands-On at Noguchi: Photography Workshop with Artist Leah Raintree

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 1:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

In the summer of 2015, Leah Raintree began photographing Noguchi’s sculptures sited within the Museum, focusing on how she could recast them as distant, celestial objects. Her exhibition Another Land: After Noguchi brings attention to the material and surface quality of sculpture.

Hands-On at Noguchi | Hand-building with Clay

Hands-On at Noguchi | Hand-building with Clay

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 1:00pm
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Isamu Noguchi wrote, "The attractions of ceramics lie partly in its contradictions. It is both difficult and easy, with an element beyond our control. It is both extremely fragile and durable." Participants in this program will spend time looking at and discussing clay works by Noguchi and other artists in the Museum's galleries, then will learn how to hand build from slabs of clay to create their own functional or ornamental sculpture.

 

Hands-On at Noguchi | Carve and Combine: Working with Balsa Wood

Hands-On at Noguchi | Carve and Combine: Working with Balsa Wood

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 1:00pm
Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Take inspiration from the sculptures and stage pieces made by Isamu Noguchi in the early 1950s and 1960s, and create your own balsa sculpture. Spend time as a group in the Museum's galleries discussing and investigating Noguchi’s artwork, and then learn basic woodworking techniques in the studio. Participants will focus on combining shape, form, and balance while creating their own sculpture.

 

 

Hands-On at Noguchi | Hand-building with Clay

Hands-On at Noguchi | Hand-building with Clay

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 1:00pm
Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Isamu Noguchi wrote, "The attractions of ceramics lie partly in its contradictions. It is both difficult and easy, with an element beyond our control. It is both extremely fragile and durable." Participants in this program will spend time looking at and discussing clay works by Noguchi and other artists in the Museum's galleries, then will learn how to hand build from slabs of clay to create their own functional or ornamental sculpture.

 

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