Saturday Studio is an art-making program in the galleries that welcomes participants of all experience levels. Led by Chicago-based artists, it is free with admission, and all needed materials are provided.
This Saturday Studio is inspired by the vivid landscapes of David Hockney on view in the exhibition The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020. Led by artist Leslie Baum, participants will freshly interpret landscape paintings in the Art Institute’s permanent collection by applying Hockney’s bold use of color and pattern. The digital will inspire the analog as participants use color pencils to emulate Hockney’s layered iPad drawings.
Participants are encouraged to visit the David Hockney exhibition on their own before the program. Please note this Saturday Studio does not take place inside the exhibition space.
Leslie Baum is a Chicago-based painter whose work is invitational in nature. Her painting practice is informed by over 20 years as a museum educator at the Art Institute of Chicago. Baum received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and studied abroad at the Glasgow School of Art. She has exhibited nationally and internationally with exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, Portland, Mexico City, Rome, and South Korea. Her drawings and paintings are in the permanent collections of the Art institute and the Elmhurst Art Museum. The website pleinairarchive.com (funded by a 2020 DCASE grant) documents her ongoing social painting practice.