NEW! Art Daze III for 11 to 14 year olds! Using nature as the inspiration, students will explore tie dying, led by artist Chakaia Booker. Learn traditional techniques to create your own designs and share creative ideas for twisting, tying and wrapping fabric to create unique patterns of colors for slogans and messages. Bring your own white fabric items to dye, such as T-shirts, pillow cases, bed sheets, etc. The Aldrich will provide extra items.
Art Daze III programs at The Aldrich allow students to work with artists to experience the groundbreaking directions of today’s contemporary art. Participants in this one-day session will unleash their creative talents to design, build, learn new concepts, experiment with materials, and have fun with their peers in a museum setting.
About the artist: Chakaia Booker received her BA in Sociology from Rutgers University and her MFA from The City College of New York. Booker lectures and critiques students’ work in the New York area, most recently at Cooper Union, as well as at MICA in Baltimore, the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC, Stanford University, and the Chicago Art Institute. Internationally, Booker has lectured and critiqued students’ work in China at Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, in Shenyang, and at SCAD in Lacoste, France. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Queens Museum of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA.
Children’s summer programs at The Aldrich are supported, in part, by The Cowles Charitable Trust and the Estate of Ruth I. Krauss