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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This Sunday at Barnsdall Art Park, create your own fairy tale world inspired by Russian lacquer plates and boxes. Tell your story within patterned gold “frames,” embellished with fanciful flowers or fierce warriors and monsters. Everything looks great on black lacquer! WHAT: Barnsdall Arts Sundays WHEN: EVERY SUNDAY 10AM – 12PM WHERE: JAC Studio 1, […]