Open Artist Studio

  • December 14, 2023
  • 3:00 p.m.

Space: Seahorse Classroom

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Join Children’s Museum of the Arts every Monday and Thursday for hands-on art projects with CMA’s Artists in Residence. Recommended for children in grades 3-5.

Uncover the diverse historic traditions shaping this art form, from the enslaved potters of Edgefield, South Carolina who kept their identity alive through “face jugs” to modern interpretations from Simone Leigh, who pays homage to the ceramic history and traditions of the American South and Africa, and Jean Sahme, an Arizona-based Hopi / Tewa artist who produces her works purely with fire, just as her family did before her. Artists will create their own air-dry clay pots from scratch by mixing flour, salt, water, and food coloring, then knead their clay into coils and wrap them together to build a bowl. If time allows, children can decorate their bowls using an array of decorative objects.