Wilding Cran Gallery is pleased to announce WCG/Art LAB, a regular workshop for enthusiasts of all ages. Each session is led by an art educator and uses the gallery’s current exhibition as a launching point to discuss and create art during the two-hour workshop. The students are encouraged to look at and respond to the work they see in the gallery through a guided discussion by the instructor. By the end of each session, every student has created a new work and explored a new artistic genre and/or technique.
In addition to offering public classes (with a $25 suggested donation to cover supplies and educator fees), Wilding Cran has partnered with the Los Angeles Family Housing organisation to provide free classes to children living in Comunidad Cesar Chavez temporary housing. Education and engaging with the community are central to Wilding Cran’s mission. In the coming year, the gallery aims to offer free Art Club events that will be open and available to a broad range of students regardless of age or economic background. Wilding Cran is currently seeking sponsors and partners to collaborate with on this endeavour.
To inquire about our workshop programme, please contact Naomi Wilding at email@example.com
About Art teacher Grace Denis:
Grace Denis is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Los Angeles. Her work incorporates the use of a multitude of mediums including photography, sculpture, and installation. She currently attends California Institute of the Arts. She has a strong passion for pedagogical practices and has taught children between the ages of five and fifteen at various institutions such as Venice Arts and Newhall Elementary.
About Art teacher Amy MacKay:
Amy MacKay is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator who strives to foster critical exploration and self-discovery through visual concepts and materials. She earned her BFA at Bard College in 2007, where she was honored with the Jane Fromm Yacenda Painting Award and the Studio Arts Award. Most recently, Amy has served as the Assistant Director for the summer program at the Oxbow School in Napa, California, where she has worked for ten years. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Amy taught at-risk middle school and high school students at the Making Waves Educational Program and the Good For Kids Foundation in San Francisco. Additionally, Amy is one of the founding members of the Bayview Center for Peer Based Learning. Her work has been shown throughout California and New York.
Some of our favourite workshops:
April 2019, Students based their work on GLITTERWORKS by Gary Lang.