Visit the Speed for an open art making studio, where the only limitation is your own creativity! Each month, different materials will be provided for you to make artworks inspired by the Museum’s collection. All ages are welcome, all youth must be accompanied by an adult.
FREE as a part of Sunday Showcase
From Douglas Miller:
As a professional artist, my drawings demand an accuracy and focus that is at times beyond the range of traditional art materials. For centuries artists have used tools and implements not intended for the practice of art making. Rembrandt used paint soaked rags as paint brushes to build-up the heavily textured impasto faces of his late portraits and Cy Twomby utilized sticks and cardboard as brushes and pens to achieve his distinctively active marks. As seen in Gonzo! The Illustrated Guide to Hunter S. Thompson, viewers can experience the art of Ralph Steadman, who not only used traditional materials such as pen & ink effectively in his illustrations, but
who also used makeup to color his drawings.
To coincide with Steadman’s exhibition, my objective is to engage with the community and offer an afternoon workshop/demo using non-traditional materials such
as makeup. Moreover, this workshop will broaden the definition of what is considered to be traditional artist materials and actively collaborate in making artwork with the understanding that artists, just as in other professions, often experiment outside of their orthodoxy in order to provoke creativity.