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Teacher Workshop: Structure and Chance—The Art of Christopher Wool

March 15, 2014
Ryan Education Center, Studio C
$50; 5 CPDUs

Christopher Wool’s abstract paintings feel raw and direct; yet they come out of an intensive and methodical investigation of diverse mediums and techniques that include stenciling, photography, and digital manipulation. Experimentation is critical to Wool’s work—his paintings record the tension between structure and chance. As with art making, developing new understandings also requires a willingness to try new approaches and to learn from accidents and mistakes. This workshop will feature interactive gallery sessions led by a museum educator, a math teacher, and an artist to explore the links between art, creativity, and critical thinking. An afternoon studio session will introduce participants to experimental painting and printmaking processes. We will emphasize connections to select Common Core Standards in math and language throughout the program. Teachers of all grades and disciplines are welcome.

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Christopher Wool. Untitled, 2010.