First Art: Clay 3D Nature Art!¬

A toddler assembling an artwork made of sticks and clay.

First Art: Clay 3D Nature Art!

Saturday, April 20, 2024
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Virginia MOCA


CLASS FULL! Please join the waitlist. 

Ages 2–5 (with caregiver)
1 session
Instructor: Bria Tyler

Get inspired by the art on view in our galleries, and work with a local artist to create 3D artworks using natural materials!

Together, we’ll combine wood and air-dry clay to create our very own sculptures inspired by nature!

*A caregiver, parent, or guardian must be present for the duration of this class

Saturday, April 20
10:30–11:30 AM
Members $15, Nonmembers $20


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