Connect + Create

Connect + Create

Connect + Create is a workshop series that connects artists and families to create works of art together at Artspace.

Join us for a fun demo by a local artist, followed by a hands-on art making experience for all ages! Connect + Create is great for the whole family.

Register early – classes fill quickly! Walk-ins accepted only if class is not full. Call us to check availability.

 

January

classes2SAT January 19
11am-1pm
all ages

$10 members / $15 non-members
Materials provided.

Inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell, create a miniature world through collage, assemblage and paint.

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Allison Coleman explores themes of memory and nostalgia. Inspired by southern storytelling, folklore and memory, as well as social and political systems, her paintings call on the viewer to reexamine the past. Both our recorded histories and our own personal memories are flawed relics of a former time, contorted and controlled by the recorder. At a time when slogans like, ‘Make America Great Again,” are chanted by politicians, calling on Americans to reassert the past, she feels we must reconsider what it means to act on nostalgic notions. Through reexamining our history, can we turn this dangerous nostalgia into a vehicle for change?  Can we actually make America great, or are we merely repeating our problematic past?

February

Kaleidoscope Collagraphs with Brittany CarlsonSAT February 16 
11am-1pm
all ages

$10 members / $15 non-members
Materials provided.

Explore printmaking techniques, creating a collograph inspired by the shapes, symmetry, and color of kaleidoscope designs.

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Brittany Carlson is Artspace’s Education + Outreach Manager. Carlson recently worked at the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham and previously worked in New York for the Joan Mitchell Foundation and The Dedalus Foundation. At the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Carlson was the Teen Program Coordinator where she developed and led teen programming, facilitated Nasher Teen Council Meetings, coordinated the Nasher Teen IMPACT Party and more. Brittany has also been a Visual Arts Instructor with the Durham Arts Council and was Teen Educator at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

 

March

classes6SAT March 16 
11am-1pm
all ages

$10 members / $15 non-members
Materials provided.

Ready for spring? Create floral illustrated postcards for sending messages of light and love after a cold winter.

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Lucy Kagan works in textiles as well as watercolors, pencils, and ink to create illustrations and garments that infuse magical elements into our everyday lives, in order to highlight how magical the world is already. To find that spark, she turns to the natural world, to draw attention to the way nature constantly provides us with inspiration and wonder. Local flora and exotic fauna feature heavily into her work, as well as more immediate moments of wonder such as human creativity, connection, and the strength of women and girls. Kagan graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2013, and after living and working in Philadelphia and New York City, she has returned to Raleigh to pursue illustration full time.

April

MIRIAMSAT April 13 
11am-1pm
all ages

$10 members / $15 non-members
Materials provided.

Into comics, manga or anime? This is the class for you! Learn basic techniques to create your own characters and stories.

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Miriam Ximil was born in Puebla, Mexico in 1987. Her parents emigrated to Queens, New York the following year of 1988. Growing up in Queens, NY played a pivotal role to discovering the world of art. At the age of 13 her family relocated to the small town of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.

Using mostly mixed media (acrylics, ink, pencil, coffee, color pencils, watercolors, photoshop and photography), Miriam draws out elaborate illustrations based on dreams, science, film, music, video games and current issues.

Her current focus is a series of pieces based on a theme she’s developed called Indigenous Futurism. The theme follows a creation of indigenous original characters mixed with a sci-fi theme. She is also focusing on her developing graphic novel called “People of the Sun” based on immigration in which she hopes to have released by 2020.