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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Portraits of the Artists (Online Class for Gr 2-5)


About Portraits of the Artists (Online Class for Gr 2-5)

4 Wednesdays, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Picture yourself as an animal or a tree, or even a space travelling alien. How do you look when you are happy, excited, sad or content? Would it look different in a photo, collage or a sculpture?. In this creative workshop, we’ll look at all kinds of self-portraits by contemporary artists, like Rona Pondick’s Otter and Reflection II by Antony Gormley. Then, you will draw, paint, build, collage and sculpt unique artworks that represent your unique self.

This fun and positive class values individuality and exploration. Join us to create and discover!

This interactive class is capped at 12 students.

The link to the zoom meeting will be sent to registered participants at least one day prior to the class.

Materials List:

We know it’s a difficult time to source new art materials, so if you don’t have something, we’ll discuss creative substitutions.

  • Large paper
  • Paint
  • Magazines or similar collage material
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Pencil
  • Markers, colored pencils, crayons
  • Buttons, pipe cleaner, tissue paper, bread bag tags
  • Detergent bottle

About the Instructor:

Mary Teuscher is a dancer, choreographer and teacher who practices building collections of found objects, creating unusual musical instruments, site specific performance and documenting beauty in unexpected places. Through her dance work, Mary explores the use of imagination as a neuromuscular force. As a resident teaching artist in Boston Public Schools, she teaches visual art, creative writing and dance. One time in 2007 she lived outside for a whole month! Mary is a teacher at the hive, deCordova’s summer camp.

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