Cosima von Bonin: Guided Tour & Workshop
Grades K to 8

At the Galleries

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Following a guided tour of Cosima von Bonin: Who's Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?, students will respond creatively to the artworks on view with a hands-on sculpture workshop. This is a great opportunity to work under the guidance of an educator with expertise in the visual arts, giving students a chance to explore their creativity, experiment with unusual materials, and learn new techniques to create works of art. All students will produce a project they can take home with them.

Teachers have a choice of three workshop options:

Clay
Students will learn techniques and use a variety of tools for hand building with clay, such as the score and slip technique and creating texture through additive and subtractive methods. Each student will create their own 3D creature and its imaginary habitat, then take their project back to school to air dry. This workshop is suitable for students in grades K-8 and will be adapted to the relevant visual arts curriculum for each grade.

Fabric relief sculpture
In this no-sew workshop, each student will work with upcycled textiles and new polyester fiberfill to cut, glue and assemble a 2D fabric relief sculpture depicting an ocean scene. This workshop is suitable for students in grades K-8 and will be adapted to the relevant visual arts curriculum for each grade.

Soft sculpture
Sewing is required for this workshop that will see students create their own 3D soft sculptures. However, unlike Cosima von Bonin, these will be small-scale representations! Each student will draw a unique pattern, then cut and sew upcycled fabric into a sea creature. This workshop is suitable for students in grades 6-8 only and will be adapted to the relevant visual arts curriculum for each grade.


Full day: $10/student ($250 minimum)
Half day: $7/student ($175 minimum)