Family Art Saturday
Held the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 pm
Family Art Saturday invites children of all ages and their adult companions to explore UMOCA exhibitions and participate together in collaborative hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator. Projects are suitable for a wide variety of ages and abilities. FREE
Children and their parents will focus on the relationship between imagery and text while pairing words with pictures for meaningful combinations and personalized messages to produce their own unique set of holiday cards.
Map Making Using Found Objects
Explore the local geography between the Discovery Gateway and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in a collaborative community map-making project. Beginning at the Discovery Gateway, families will learn about exploration and tools for map-making. Next, kids will be given a canvas bag in which to collect interesting objects they find on a journey to UMOCA by foot or TRAX. Once reaching UMOCA, kids will have the opportunity to install their found objects on a large geographical wall map that depicts major landmarks in the surrounding area.
Photograph enables us to record our memories and potentially manipulate them for changed meanings and new interpretations. This Family Art Saturday provides kids and parents a chance to create and recreate their own memories using given photographs of various Downtown Salt Lake City parks and recreation.
Parents and kiddos alike help prevent birds from colliding into windows by creating paper decals using one of Art Truck artist Calder Kamin’s stencil designs. As the second part of the project, Kamin encourages communities to assist scientific research by sharing their observations of nature through crowd sourcing.
Gianni Pettena combines architecture and nature to remind us that whatever we build, nature will always take it back. For instance, his piece Tumbleweeds Catcher adopted the form of a skyscraper on a vacant lot to demonstrate that nature, in the form of tumbleweeds, will eventually cover his artwork, thus returning it to nature. Using premade wooden triangles and other materials, create your own artwork. Then, take your art project home and place it in your backyard to see, as time passes, how nature reclaims your art.
Local DIY film maker Stephen Groo of Wolf Productions uses posters to advertise his movies much like Hollywood does, but without the benefit of a big budget. So, Stephen has to find a way to grab the viewers’ attention using whatever means he has available. His technique is to incorporate still images taken from the making of his films. For our July Family Art Saturday, children and parents are invited to use drawing, collage and paper cutting to make their own movie poster to tell their own story without words.
Making a Hive is back by very popular demand. Come create a honeycomb segment to add to our growing wall sculpture.
Making A Hive
The Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah looks at how artists have used the Beehive State in their art. Work like a bee–together, that is!–to create a collective wall sculpture made up of individual honeycombs, each representing the person who creates it.
Local artist Venessa Gromek uses tent poles and lace to create lightweight, abstract sculptures that can be easily assembled and disassembled, blending the ideas of shelter and utility with the aesthetics of modern sculpture.
Make your own abstract sculptures using popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners.
Ignacio Uriarte uses materials from the office to address the structure and constraint of working in the corporate world. What would you do if your teacher left the classroom and you could make art out of any school supply you saw? Create artwork using pencils, paper, paper clips, rubber bands, glue and other classroom supplies.
For many artists today, including the artists in our Analogital exhibition, the pixel (or square) becomes a building block for developing digital images creating everything from patterns to representations.
February’s project will explore the pixel outside of the digital world. Using graph paper and markers, children will transform individual differently colored pixels grouped together into images similar to video game landscapes from the 1990′s.
JAN 19 (new rescheduled date)
2013 Art Calendars
It’s a new year, a time for new beginnings, resolutions, and blank calendars. Kids of all ages will design and make calendars to keep track of days and exciting events of 2013–scheduling art to be created year-round!