Local artist Dede Brown invites you to create a modern, double sided, hanging mobile using a few of the techniques utilized in creating her hanging installation in the Double Dutch exhibition “Re: Encounter,” which is currently on display at the NAGB.
Mix pastels with unfinished wood, graphics and scrap fabrics cut into geometric shapes to create your very own three-dimensional work of art. Brown will introduce participants to mixed media processes by guiding them in the construction of mobiles that can become hanging or wall art for a variety of spaces, by mixing and matching colors and patterns.
Making these mobiles is easy and fun! Participants will transfer a photo from a single piece of paper onto one side of a wood panel, then decorate the other side with scrap fabric and paint. You are welcome to bring any special fabric or images to include in your design.
Dede Brown (1984) is an interdisciplinary artist who works in painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture and installation. Her work often focuses on depicting emotionally driven thoughts and narratives through portraiture and figurative drawings and paintings or sculpture. Many of her compositions are inspired by images of women in popular culture. More recently, she has begun exploring new subjects and mediums, venturing further into more experimental and conceptual works, which investigate various topics relating to human behaviour, experience and existence.
Cost: Adults $25, Students $10
Ages: 13 years and over. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Maximum spaces available: 15