In this workshop, Teaching Artist Katy Unger invites participants to look at Translated Vase (2013) by artist Yeesookyung, then consider the relationship between materials, language, and personal meaning as they create a sculpture with recycled materials that represents an aspect of their resilience. For grades 6–12.
Essential supplies: Paper, pencil, scissors, yarn and/or wire, scotch and/or masking tape, safety pins, recycled materials collected from one of the following categories of choice:
Plastics e.g. packaging and food containers, water bottles, bubble wrap, cords
Cardboard e.g. shipping or food boxes, paper plates, paper towel rolls, cartons
Fabrics e.g. clothing scraps, rags, old dish towels, cloth ribbons, gauze, rope
Metals e.g. wire, foil, screen mesh, paper clips, steel scrubbers, metal springs
Optional supplies: Stapler, glue stick, rubber bands, fishing line
Evenings for Educators is a professional development program for K–12 teachers focusing on LACMA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Each session presents strategies for incorporating the visual arts into the classroom with activities that explore the artistic process, approach works of art as primary sources, and emphasize parallels between the visual arts and core content areas.
Learn more at https://www.lacma.org/education/teachers.
Virtual Evenings for Educators is made possible by the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation, the Mara W. Breech Foundation, and The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.
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