Past Fall 2016 Workshops
Feeling inspired by the Space Drawing at the Theatre Gallery? Tap into your own creativity in this special workshop. Experiment with masking tape and practice art techniques that helped create Sun K. Kwak’s stunning exhibition. Kwak will talk about her choice of medium and offer a hands-on tape drawing workshop, revealing how she creates the illusion of volume and space with unconventional materials. Tape and cardboard in a variety of sizes and colors will be provided. No art background is necessary.
Long Term Installation
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Gallery
The allure of Peking opera is enhanced by the striking costumes and makeup. Prior to the Peking opera performance, audience will have an opportunity to try on the highly stylized headpieces and brightly colored robes.
Chinese Peking Opera and Magic Show
Friday, September 23, 2016 at 6:00–7:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre
Acclaimed French puppet masters Caroline Borderies and Maud Aptekar will host a hands-on workshop before their performance of Jataka: Four Fables of the Lives of the Buddha in Shadow Puppetry. Participants will be introduced to the mechanics, techniques, and history of shadow puppetry, preparing them for a deeper appreciation of the performance to follow. It’s also a great afternoon activity for kids! Workshop participants make puppets in the shape of traditional Halloween figures such as witches, cats, ghosts, and bats, as well as the animals featured in the performance.
Jataka: Four Fables of the Lives of the Buddha in Shadow Puppetry
Saturday, October 8 at 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre
Paper is powerful, and origami is one of the most skillful techniques to fully display this medium’s qualities. Transform a simple sheet of paper into a runway-ready outfit (Oct. 5) or a fallen leaf (Oct. 12). Explore sophisticated and modern pattern techniques using tessellations with fabric (Oct. 13), or revisit the roots of traditional origami by creating paper animals (Oct. 19). Or maybe you just want to experience for yourself the cute, “kawaii” side of origami (Oct. 26). With origami masters Sok Song, Talo Kawasaki, Thomas Crain, Shrikant Iyer, and Tricia Tait, you’ll be able to do all this and more. Everything you need to create one-of-kind origami is provided—all you have to do is fold!
|Wed||October 5||Fashion Origami by Sok Song|
|Wed||October 12||Folding Autumn Leaves by Talo Kawasaki, Chapel|
|Thurs||October 13||Fabric Tessellations by Thomas Crain, Chapel|
|Wed||October 19||Origami Animals by Shrikant Iyer, Room 101|
|Wed||October 26||Cute (Kawaii) Origami by Tricia Tait, Room 101|
Modular Origami & Kirigami with Feltro
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I
Chaekgeori is a term that refers to Korean still-life painting popular in the late eighteenth century Joseon dynasty. These paintings focus in particular on books and other valuable goods. Stephanie S. Lee is a participating artist in the current exhibition, The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens. Lee will host a hands-on workshop, creating chaekgeori painting on a bookbag. Participants will also be introduced to the basic history of the Korean folk art and the ethical integrity central to the ideal Confucian scholar.
About the Artist
Stephanie S. Lee is a participating artist in the exhibition, The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens. Lee earned a BFA at the Pratt Institute in New York and studied Korean folk art painting at Busan National University in South Korea. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including Hong Kong, Japan, United States, and South Korea. As a founder of KoreanFolkArt.org, she is currently teaching Korean folk art in Queens, New York, and serves as a teaching artist at the Flushing Town Hall.
The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens
On View September 29 through December 23, 2016
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery
Please visit here to view the past programs.