Summer Arts Program Teacher Feature: Leatha Koefler

Spotlight on Artspace’s Teaching Artists

At the Artspace Summer Arts Program, each class is taught by creative, fun and talented artists. Follow along as they tell you a bit more about who they are and what they do.

 

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Comfort Light, mixed media by Leatha Koefler

Find out more about Leatha Koefler, an artist and former public school art teacher who is teaching one class during the Artspace Summer Arts Program this summer.

1) Tell us about your class and why you’re excited to teach it?

I taught high school art for 20 years and I miss being with young people. I love their energy and creative minds. This project is so much fun, cool and a little creepy. Seeing yourself made of clear tape and plastic wrap is like watching yourself become a zombie ghost.

2) If you could meet any artist, who would it be, and why? 

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Carolina Blue Lily, fabric and floppy disks

Wassily Kandinsky ( or Vassily Kandinsky) might have been the first artist to paint an abstract image. I would love to meet any artist who was brave enough to choose to create art in a way so radically different to the norm.  It was such a new way of thinking a hundred years ago. The concept is still difficult for some people to understand.

3) What do you do to stay creative?

I create art made of discarded remnants of outdated technologies; like quilts made using old floppy disks.

Leatha is teaching one class at Artspace this summer. Find out more and register now!

Large Scale Sculpture: Installation Art

For ages 11-16
June 13 – 17, 1-4pm

Immerse yourself in an introduction to installation art. Students will look at what is happening in contemporary installation art and work together to create transparent figure sculptures made of packing tape which will be installed to take over the main staircase in the Artspace lobby!

To learn more about Leatha and her work, please visit her website: www.leathakoefler.com

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