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Materials Lab

Public Workshops

The Materials Lab offers public workshops that provide opportunities for people to explore art making as a means of learning and knowing. The workshops are developed around themes that are generally inspired by an exhibition or a particular material or process. They generally consist of two-hour sessions with experts that combine close looking at art and hands-on experimentation. Workshop information is available through the online calendar. (You can filter for “workshops” in the dropdown menu above the calendar.)

Upcoming Workshops
Materials Lab Workshop: The Matière — Material Experiments from the Bauhaus to Black Mountain College
Materials Lab Workshop: Josef Albers’s Color Experiments
Materials Lab Workshop: Anni Albers and the Event of the Thread
Shadow/Substance: Paper Cutting and Kara Walker
Drawn to Reproduction (link forthcoming)

Past Workshops
Fall 2018
Materials Lab Workshop: Alternative Lithographic Processes
Materials Lab Workshop: Alternative Lithographic Processes
Off-Site Materials Lab Workshop: Hands-On Silverworking Demonstration
Materials Lab Workshop: Animal-Shaped Vessels
Materials Lab Workshop: Animal-Shaped Vessels

Spring 2018
Direct Animation & Cameraless Filmmaking
Direct Animation & Cameraless Filmmaking
Direct Animation & Cameraless Filmmaking
Byzantine Tapestry Weaving

Fall 2017
Exploring Natural Dyes with Zapotec Master Dyer and Weaver Porfirio Gutiérrez
Optical Devices in Science and Art in Early Modern Times
Dutch Old Master Drawing Materials and Techniques
Shell Bead Carving with Elizabeth James-Perry

Spring 2017
Shaping Chinese Jun Ware
“Drawing with Scissors”—Matisse’s Painted Paper Technology
Islamic Papermaking
Metal

Fall 2016
Carbon

Spring 2016
Earth

Fall 2015
Silkscreening
Light
Fresco

Spring 2015
Red
Plaster (in Fresco Painting)
Plaster (in Sculpture)