May
20
4:40 PM16:40

Young Artists Workshop: Travel into a Painting

What If You Could Travel into a Painting?

Inspired by artist Ellen Chuse’s art, Dark Matter, in the gallery

The work of painter Ellen Chuse has large, dark shapes surrounded by brightly painted colors. Ellen asks us to consider whether these spaces might be deep holes, or portals into another dimension, or heavy spots that are sitting on the surface. What do you see? If you could travel into these paintings what would you find? Discover your special place when you create artwork with art educators Susan Greenstein and Janet Pedersen. We’ll work with black & white paper, white pencils and oil pastels to explore magical spaces that might be outer space or the deep sea or a unique location of your own invention.

Great for kids ages 5-12

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May
19
4:40 PM16:40

Victoria Brand on Shakuhachi Flute

Victoria Brand on Shakuhachi Flute

440 Gallery invites you to join us for an afternoon of music in the gallery--a joining of inspiring sound to accompany artist Ellen Chuse's meditations on form and color.  Tori Yuraku Murray-Brand will perform a solo program of traditional Japanese music on the Shakuhachi bamboo flute.  Tori originally trained classically as a Western flute player and for the past seventeen years she has been playing the Japanese flute.  She is a student in the Kyo-Shin-An dojo of James 如楽 Nyoraku Schlefer, a Brooklyn-based musician, composer and grand master of the shakuhachi. Tori was awarded the jin-shi-han license to teach shakuhachi as well as her Japanese name, 優楽Yuraku. A Crown Heights resident, she is associate director of scholarship development at The Juilliard School.  

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Young Artists Workshop: Making Art of out Type
Jan
21
2:00 PM14:00

Young Artists Workshop: Making Art of out Type

Making Art out of Type, Letters & Words
Inspired by Artist Vicki Behm’s Retrospective Show

When we look at Vicki Behm’s new show, we notice that she cleverly incorporates words and letters in many of her drawings. Her work surprises us and makes us smile when we see how she mixes up type and fonts in different styles and sizes. Join 440 Gallery art educators Susan Greenstein and Gail Flanery to make artwork that celebrates the use of typography and images. We will take our inspiration from Vicki’s art and work with materials that provide a wide selection of type to create with. How will you combine your image with words and type? Will you choose to hide letters in your picture or will you turn letters into actual things? Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have a lot of fun using letters in new and unusual ways.

Perfect for kids ages 5-12, suggested donation $10

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