Saturday, Apr 24, 10 AM-12 PM

Virtual Artist Workshop With Martin Payton

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Getting there
925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA

Join us for a series of three sculpture workshops exploring BUILT: Sculptural Art from the Permanent Collection, an exhibition of sculpture from the permanent collection. Each workshop will include an in-depth discussion with an artist featured in the exhibition, followed by an art-making workshop led by the artist. In this second workshop, work with artist Sherry Owens to explore simple methods of making a sculpture using collected sticks. Participants will investigate ways of joining the parts through wrapping and binding with a variety of materials. Materials are not provided, therefore students are encouraged to come to the session with the following materials: Gather 30 or more sticks in an assortment of shapes (straight, forked, curved) and sizes up to 1” diameter and a maximum of 18” long Pruning shears/nippers/loppers Small hand saw (optional) Cordless drill and small drill bits (optional) Needle nose pliers/regular pliers Wire cutters Scissors Malleable wire: baling, copper, aluminum, florist, telephone Paper/wire twist ties, zip ties String, twine, rope, cord, yarn, crochet thread, ribbon $40 members/$45 non-members Registration required. After you register, you will receive 2 emails: a virtual ticket and an email containing a Zoom meeting link. If you do not receive the email, please make sure to check your junk folder. Register Sherry Owens Statement: As I reassemble twigs and branches from the crepe myrtle tree, I am creating another form of organic chaos that is similar to natural growth processes. Inspired by observations in nature, I construct nest-like objects with line to create both dense chaotic shapes and open drawings in space. Meeting Memory in the Dark parallels a language with nature in my work and an ongoing dialogue of man’s effect on the changing environment. Image: Sherry Owens, Mother Nature Throwing Up Her Hands, 2017, crepe myrtle, baling wire, paint, dye, wax Photo image credit: Harrison Evans