Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Jaguar Masks!

Posted on Sep 29, 2018 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, blog, sculpture, wall art | No Comments
Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Jaguar Masks!

Construct your own jaguar mask at Barnsdall Arts Sunday. The ancient Maya worshiped the mysterious and powerful jaguar as a god. The figure of the jaguar figures prominently in Mayan art.  In the chamber at the top of the sacred temple of Chitchen-Itza is the famous jaguar bench where ritual human sacrifice took place. Jaguar […]

Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Build Your Own Ziggurat!

Posted on Apr 28, 2018 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, blog, eco art | No Comments
Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Build Your Own Ziggurat!

Build your own Ziggurat at Barnsdall Arts Sunday. The ancient Sumerians invented the wheel, the first writing system (cuneiform), created amazing sculpture and bas reliefs, and built amazing step pyramids out of mud and fired brick well before the Egyptians built the pyramids at Giza.

Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Colima Animal Vessels

Posted on Jan 6, 2018 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, blog | No Comments
Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Colima Animal Vessels

Barnsdall Arts Sunday travels back in time to the Colima culture in Mexico. We don’t know much about their history, but they created wonderful animal-shaped ceramic vessels that were discovered in shaft tombs. The most prevalent subject was the dog, perhaps the oldest bred dog in the Americas. Create your own animal vessel in terracotta […]

Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Medusa Sculptures

Posted on Dec 3, 2017 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, blog, eco art | No Comments
Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Medusa Sculptures

Embrace a bad hair day by making a Medusa sculpture from home-made clay at Barnsdall Arts Sunday. Make a face that can turn a person to stone. Here’s the recipe for salt dough, the medium we are using: In a mixing bowl, combine: 1 Cup Salt 1 Cup Flour Water (add one teaspoon at a […]

Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Benin Royal Art

Posted on Aug 26, 2017 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, blog | No Comments
Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Benin Royal Art

Barnsdall Art Sunday Benin Portraits

Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Hopi Feathered Sun

Posted on Aug 19, 2017 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, blog | No Comments
Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Hopi Feathered Sun

In anticipation of the solar eclipse, we will be creating Hopi Feathered Suns at Barnsdall Arts Sunday on August 20, 2017. To learn more about the Hopi Tribe, go to: http://www.hopi-nsn.gov/ To learn more about the kachina tradition, go to : http://kachina.us/ SavWHAT: Barnsdall Arts Sundays WHEN: EVERY SUNDAY 10AM – 12PM WHERE: JAC Studio […]

Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Calder Mobiles and Stabiles

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, blog, eco art, sculpture | No Comments
Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Calder Mobiles and Stabiles

Alexander Calder was an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended components which move in response to motor power or air currents. Calder’s stationary sculptures are called stabiles. This Sunday at Barnsdall Arts, you’ll make your own mobiles and stabiles inspired by […]

Barnsdall Arts Sundays: Temple to Your Favorite Greek God

Posted on Jun 3, 2017 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, blog, eco art | No Comments
Barnsdall Arts Sundays: Temple to Your Favorite Greek God

This Sunday at Barnsdall Art Park, you will construct your own temple to one of the Ancient Greek Gods of Olympus. Choose your favorite: is it Athena, God of Wisdom? Or maybe you are a lover of the arts like Apollo. What design suits you: Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian? Decorate the pediment with figures and […]

Papier-mache Workshop at the Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 in blog, eco art, functional art, sculpture | No Comments
Papier-mache Workshop at the Museum of the San Fernando Valley

WHAT: Papier-mache workshop and Artist Talk WHEN: 2-4PM on Saturday, April 29, 2017 WHERE: Museum of the San Fernando Valley, 18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204 Northridge, CA 91324-3885 All the supplies are provided by the artist. I will provide step-by-step instructions on how to make artichoke bowls pictured above. Your $10 donation goes directly to […]

Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Celebrate the Guatemalan Rain Forest

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, blog | No Comments
Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Celebrate the Guatemalan Rain Forest

This Sunday at Barnsdall Art Park, celebrate Earth Day and prepare for the Climate March Los Angeles by creating your own 3D sign celebrating the jewels of the Guatemalan rain forest. Create an elaborate jungle scene using recycled materials and collage replete with your favorite colorful rain forest denizens from Red Macaws and Resplendent Quetzals […]