EVENTS

Drawing and Painting: Ink and Gouache¬

The top of a Queen Anne's Lace place painted on the surface of a peach colored cardboard packaging.

Photo courtesy of Shirley Lu

DRAWING AND PAINTING: INK AND GOUACHE

Sunday, March 10, 2024
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Virginia MOCA

REGISTER

ADULTS (16+)
All levels welcome
3 sessions
Shirley Lu
Sundays, March 10–24
12:00–2:00 PM
Members $85, Nonmembers $100

In this multi-session class, we’ll explore documenting nature with pen and gouache on sustainable surfaces. Together, we’ll learn to create enticing compositions, transfer images onto unique substrates like recycled packaging, and practice our rendering skills in gouache and ballpoint pen to create drawings and paintings of nature. We’ll also engage with techniques for framing and presenting unusually shaped artworks.

Most materials are provided. Please see the materials list below for additional supply needs.

Required Materials List (Please purchase prior to first session)

Sundays, March 10–24
12:00–2:00 PM
Members $85, Nonmembers $100

EXHIBITION

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

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