Ceramics: Windchimes Workshop¬



Sunday, February 18, 2024
10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Virginia MOCA


ADULTS (16+)
1 session
Rachel Jaffe

Get inspired by the art on view in our galleries, and work with a local artist to create a ceramic windchime!

In this workshop, we’ll connect the elements: earth, water, fire, and air to create functional ceramic wind-chimes. After gathering inspiration, we will create drawings which will be used as a template to trace and cut out on thin slabs of clay. Participants will then add texture and color to their windchime pieces using clay embellishment techniques with underglaze, stamps, and more! Once completed, pieces will be kiln-fired with a clear glaze and assembled by the instructor for later pickup at the Museum.

There will be a 30-minute lunch break, so please bring along a bagged lunch.

Level: All levels welcome
Sunday, February 18
10:00 AM–2:30 PM
Members $65, Nonmembers $80


Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature's Underworld

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature's Underworld

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld unites over 30 sculptures and paintings by two renowned artists who have explored humanity’s strained relationship with the environment for over 30 years. Both Dion and Rockman have achieved international prominence for their own distinctive practices. They conduct intensive research, using allegory, dark humor, and popular culture to convey their message. Each subverts the authority and objectivity of museums of art and natural history. They ground their studio practice in science and close observation but present it as theater.

The title, “Journey to Nature’s Underworld,” holds various meanings, including mythic abodes, archaeology, Earth’s subsurface, and unconscious beliefs about nature. Dion and Rockman reflect on our culture’s harmful course, balancing the wonder and woe of nature’s condition.

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld was curated by Suzanne Ramljak Chief Curator of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and organized by the American Federation of Arts.

February 9, 2024-June 9, 2024