At this program, we’ll create art inspired by the human figure in action. Our special guest will be Riley Watts, a Lunder Institute Residential Fellow, who will perform and share how he uses dance and movement in his work as an artist—including choreographic improvisation, video and digital media, sculpture, music, and live installations. We’ll practice communicating ideas and emotions with the way we pose our own bodies and look at how different artists do the same in their work. Using our summer art journals, everyone will create simple gesture drawings to capture the human body in action and use those sketches to help us design wire sculptures of figures in motion.
There also will be an Art Kits for All available that day. In the kit, you’ll find materials to create a colorful figure using pipe cleaners and beads. This project was inspired by the vibrantly painted figures in Bob Thompson’s work, on display in the exhibition, Bob Thompson: This House is Mine.
Book: I Met A Moose in Maine One Day, by Ed Shankman
As part of its Art in the Park program, Waterville Creates is joining forces with the Waterville Public Library and the Colby College Museum of Art to create one-of-a-kind summer art journals in collaboration with a free summer reading series. Program guests will include artists, musicians, live cats, teachers, and scientists.
Every Thursday, we’ll create new pages to add to the summer art journals. Journals can be brought back each week, resulting in a fun and distinctive journal that documents your entire summer. In addition, each week a pre-selected book will be read aloud to participants as they construct and design their art journals. Bring a blanket or chair to get comfortable while listening to stories and creating content for your journal.
This program is free and open to all ages and levels of experience. We will reschedule or cancel in the event of rain.