This month, Andell Family Sundays is inspired by Julie Mehretu’s large works of art and her artistic process of layering maps, architecture, historical imagery, and drawing.
You may want to start out by seeing the art firsthand. A great way to do that is by going on a bilingual tour led by educator Sofia Gutierrez. Her tours are interactive and flexible to include everyone from toddlers to grandparents! Gloria will lead families to look closely, and discover together. To take the tour, meet at the Andell Family Sundays welcome table on the Zev Yaroslavsky Plaza at 1, 2, or 3 pm. Also in the galleries, stop by the sketching cart where educator Krys Murry will provide pencils (including colored pencils) and paper, and offer helpful drawing tips. The Julie Mehretu exhibition is located on BCAM, Level 1 and Level 3.
Inspired by the architectural elements in Mehretu's work, teaching artist Shannon Green leads participants in creating layering effects with collaged, traced, and drawn architectural images. Shannon asks: what possibilities occur when we draw on the front and back of transparent paper?
Teaching artist Gloria Westcott’s workshop also plays with layering. Starting on watercolor paper, kids and their adults paint and draw a background. The next step is to draw with stencils or free hand on a transparency sheet. Put the two elements together, and voilà, a layered work of art!
Toddlers always have a special workshop at Andell Family Sundays. Artist Robben Muñoz leads these young artists (and their adult assistants) in using simple stencil shapes to create a layered composition of their own!
Your family can participate in these activities from 12:30 to 3:30 pm on two upcoming Sundays: February 16 and 23. We hope to see you there!