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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
Shadow/Substance—Paper Cutting and Kara Walker
Investigating Color in Art
Investigating Color in Art
Investigating Color in Art

Past Workshops
Spring 2019
The Matière — Material Experiments from the Bauhaus to Black Mountain College
Josef Albers’s Color Experiments
Anni Albers and the Event of the Thread
Shadow/Substance: Paper Cutting and Kara Walker
Drawn to Art Reproduction
Egyptian Blue
Drypoint Printing with Noriko Saitō

Fall 2018
Alternative Lithographic Processes
Alternative Lithographic Processes
Hands-On Silverworking Demonstration
Animal-Shaped Vessels
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
Shell Bead Carving with Elizabeth James-Perry

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

Fall 2016
Carbon
Carbon
Carbon
Carbon

Spring 2016
Earth
Earth
Earth
Earth
Earth

Fall 2015
Silkscreening
Silkscreening
Light
Light
Fresco

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