Ages 11 to 16
A spellbinding series of themed workshops celebrating the dark arts, and crafts, of the season.
4 weeks: Saturdays, October 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2022
2 PM – 4 PM
Includes all materials, see workshop details below.
Since before the Victorian Era, people have been obsessed with capturing the dearly departed in photos and art, including taking portraits of, and sometimes with the deceased!
Students will make their own ghostly images using collage or painted background, and some basic image transfer methods to create a layered, haunting scene. Students will have access to a variety of materials including vintage magazines, and some spooky acrylic image transfers.
In the kick-off class, we will make a Message cube. The Message Cube was introduced as part of Quincy’s last show at Lyceum, which focussed on methods of divination. A take on the Magic 8 Ball, the message cube is gently rolled in your hands or on a soft surface. Ask a question and see what the cube says!
Using a wooden cube, students will have access to a variety of materials including image and stencil transfers. Students will learn how to work on a multi-sided piece and about the various sealing materials so that the art may be handled regularly. The students will come away with a cool, functional, tactile piece of art.
The Touchless Predictor is a Magic 8 Ball for modern times. Using gallery panel and clock parts, the students will make their own divination machine. Stand before the wheel with your eyes closed and ask your question. Open your eyes when the time feels right and the sweeping hand will reveal the answer.
Part craft, part projection exercise, this is a fun (and admittedly weird) project that introduces students to soft sculpture. Projection is a powerful thing. Sew the heads of those or the worries that haunt you, and throw them in the jar to trap that negative energy!
Using old nylons, stuffing, beads and a variety of other notions, students will hand-sew a set of soft sculptures to make a jar of Zombie Heads.