Hit the Streets...teen workshop in July!
Monday 18 June - Friday 22 June
Monday 16 July - Friday 20 July
9.00 - 12.00 Daily
Taking it to the Streets is a week-long workshop bringing 20 young artists, age 13-16 to Dallas Contemporary. In keeping with our mission of educating the public about contemporary art and artists as well as outreach to young audiences.
This program engages students in a creative experience exploring all aspects of a working artists' process, from inspiration and research to construction, design, and exhibition. A master artist, local artists, and teaching assistant will lead daily sessions.
The program will consist of three phases. The first phase will be an introduction to a professional graffiti artist/ master teacher. Phase two will engage students in an exploration of basic graffiti techniques such as silkscreen, stencil, and collage. The master teacher will facilitate daily sessions providing one-on-one critiques of works in progress and overall group critiques.
In addition, exhibiting artists will host a session during the workshop. Throughout the workshop, students will be challenged to manipulate the arts media and utilize visual thinking strategies. They will find content and inspiration from their own lives, their community and DC's neighborhood. The last phase of the program will challenge the students to create individual and collaborative works.
To register or for more information:
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or contact Diane Sikes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking it to the Streets is a program designed to connect kids to contemporary art. The program consists of a 2-day schedule in which our staff will come to your local organization as well as offer an interactive tour at Dallas Contemporary. (More info listed bellow). This program extends our outreach programming and expands our commitment to fostering youth education. The program can be tailored toward students from elementary to middle school. Groups with special needs are always welcome.
Day 1: One or more of our teaching artists will travel to your organization or preferred location (Park and Recreation Centers, YMCAs, Girls Inc., etc) to engage students in an hour-long workshop that introduces key concepts in current exhibitions at Dallas Contemporary. This summer students will be introduced to Los Angeles based street artist Shepard Fairey, known for his iconic President Obama “Hope” poster.
Day 2: Students will embark on an interactive journey exploring several works at Dallas Contemporary. This year's summer workshop will focus on Shepard Fairey and his murals in West Dallas. During this time we will also offer a tour through West Dallas to introduce Fairey's murals and discuss the general themes of peace and harmony he represents in his art. This part of the workshop will encourage students to discover, question, and explore contemporary art, focusing on the street art of Shepard Fairey and his techniques of lettering, stencil making, and collage. This is a special opportunity for students to experience art both in and outside the gallery.
For those interested, this program must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance from the requested date. The program can be booked back to back on consecutive days or spaced out to different weeks.
To schedule, contact Diane Sikes, email@example.com
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