Making Art from Art: Plate Collage

Hall of Sculpture

Pay what you wish

Make art inspired by art on view at the museum! In this series of workshops, meet and work with local artists as they guide you through an activity inspired by Sharif Bey: Excavations. Making Art From Art was developed in response to Sharif Bey’s questions around how one comes to believe that they can be an artist and encourages adults and teens to engage with a variety of materials and techniques to create their own special work. Come make art after a day of viewing it!

In this workshop, participants will learn the process of ceramic image transfers and create a photo collage on a plate! Using ready-made ceramic plates and image decals featuring notable works from Carnegie Museum of Natural History, artist JstnClmn will lead participants through making their own photo collage. Learn more about the image-transfer and ceramic firing process in this workshop that explores the relationship between natural history and visual art.

This workshop is designed for adults and teens of all skill levels. Artwork produced in this workshop will be fired on-site in the kiln. Following the workshop, participants will be notified when the work is ready for pick-up.

Admission to this workshop is pay what you wish. Your donation helps support the museum and its programs. If you'd like to attend the museum before or after this workshop, you will need to purchase a timed ticket.

About the Instructor

JstnClmn is a contemporary artist working in sculpture and ceramics and an assistant professor of Studio Art at Denison University (Granville, OH). As an artist, his experience starts from a base in studio ceramics and has developed into a conceptual and interdisciplinary practice examining cultural relationships to making objects and the built environment. Jstn’s works have been most recently shown in solo shows at the Eric Dean Gallery at Wabash University (2021), The McDonough Museum at Youngstown State University (2019). In addition, he participated in the 2018 Brickscape Residency (Charleston, WV) and is the recipient of a 2018 individual artist grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation.

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