Art Workshops

11192016_hockenhull_workshop_020Art workshops and classes take place throughout the year in the Annex. A range of artistic practices are covered, and are taught by established artists. See below for a list of upcoming art workshops and a link to register online.

Breaking Down Shame and Gender Expectations through Creative Writing
Saturday, June 3 | 1:30-3 pm 
Age: 13+
Instructor: Kai River Blevins
Registration: Free

“How are we expected to behave, dress, and interact with the world according to gender? How does shame shape how we experience and live in the world as gendered people?” These questions will be explored during this workshop, examining how gender expectations and shame play out in people’s lives. Creative writing provides the opportunity to document and resist the ways shame and gender expectations prevent many from being themselves. Join poet Kai River Blevins for this free workshop.

Teen Public Art Sculpture Workshop with Kristin Kuhns
Monday-Friday, June 26-30 | 10 am-4 pm
Age: 14-18 (10 Student Maximum)
Instructor: Kristin Kuhns
Registration: $195 (Deadline June 16)

Students in this workshop will work closely with multi-media artist Kristin Kuhns to create a public art installation. Once completed, the sculpture will be on display in Bush’s Pasture Park during the Salem Art Fair & Festival, attended by more than 30,000 people annually. Guided by Kristin, students will work collaboratively during this five day period on the piece from design to completion. Relevant art history will be covered, gaining inspiration from various artists working within the public art realm.

Life Drawing
Tuesdays | 6-9 pm
Instructor: Rich McCloud
Registration: $12/Session | $40/Four Sessions

Grab your charcoal, paint or favorite drawing medium and come to the Annex for life drawing. These figure study sessions will take place every Tuesday under the guidance of artist Rich McCloud. Materials for creating work are not provided. Space is first-come, first-served.

Make sure to check out the Salem Life Drawing Facebook page to stay connected.