First Art: Wool Landscapes!¬

Felted wool landscape


Saturday, May 18, 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 landscapes out of wool!

Together, we’ll learn about renewable natural resources as we explore the tactile world of wet felting, which combines wool, water, soap, and friction into a fun new material! In this exciting and hands-on workshop, we’ll experience the transformation of wool into felt and leave with our very own handmade landscape scene!

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

Saturday, May 18
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