It is such a treat for us to be able to work with such a large group of children as well as an honor to partner with such a respected institution as the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. We spent the day in their gardens today creating clay figurines with children of all ages. The event coordinator, Marisol, asked us to put together a workshop inspired by the exhibition Grandes Maestros.
After seeing the exhibition using clay seemed like an obvious choice. Clay being one of the oldest materials for sculpture. The exhibition has some incredible ceramic figurines by contemporary artists. to be inspired by.
So along with colorful fabrics, beads, buttons, yarn and pipe cleaners we set out the materials for kids to come and create. Children from ages 3 to ages 16 stopped to make bowls, creatures, dancing figures and more.