Workshop: Cardboard Constructions Inspired by Piacenza
Saturday, January 19, 2019
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
$25 General | $20 Intuit Members
Advanced registration required
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Teaching artist Chrissy Gray-Rodriguez will lead you in a hands-on workshop as you create your own cathedral (or other structure of your choosing) inspired by the art of Aldo Piacenza!
After a group viewing and discussion of Piacenza’s works in Intuit’s current exhibition, Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow, you will be guided through step-by-step instructions as you build your structure using cardboard and assorted upcycled materials. After your building is constructed, you will be encouraged to explore your personal style, using Piacenza’s cathedrals as a catalyst, to embellish the exterior architectural details of your design. All supplies are included. No art experience required!
Please note: This workshop will include the use of sharp cutting tools. Youth registrants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a registered adult to assist/supervise with cutting tools.
Lunch break: There will be a 45-minute break for lunch starting at 1 p.m. You may bring your own brown bag lunch or step out for a bite to eat at a local café (recommendations can be provided day of).
Chrissy Gray-Rodriguez has been teaching with Chicago Public Schools for over 20 years. She has also taught with the Chicago Park District, After School Matters (formerly Gallery 37) and Hyde Park Art Center. Prior to her path in art education, she received her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a focus in painting and drawing. Today her body of work encompasses more sculptural and multi-media approaches. This is evident in her jewelry designs which combines ceramic and metal. Since participating in her first Teacher Fellowship Program in 2010, she states the INTUIT has played a huge role in developing her teaching philosophy and curriculum design. "Exposing my students to artists that characteristically are untrained and often use non-traditional and/or found art mediums, validates that we all are artists. We can make art for ourselves without pressure of worrying about who is the viewer. We can make something amazing out of everyday items that one no longer finds valuable. Art-making can empower us to overcome obstacles and be the vehicle to healing."