Meet at Plug In ICA – 460 Portage Avenue • Workshop at Gallery 393 • 393 Portage Avenue, in the skywalk between Portage Place and The Bay
Programmed in conjunction with our current exhibition Entering the Landscape, artist Jaime Black will facilitate clay figure-building workshops on Monday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 25 from 5:30-8:30pm. The programing on both evenings will begin at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art with a short tour of Entering the Landscape. From there, we will move to Gallery 393 where Jaime will introduce the workshop, and teach participants a basic hand-building technique to sculpt the clay. Please join us for one or both sessions.
Building on Black’s persistent interest in land-based practices, this workshop derives from the premise that the land mutually shapes and is shaped by us. Taking clay as material also draws connections on a wider global scale, recognizing its uses worldwide for utilitarian and spiritual purposes. Drawing out these references, Black facilitates an opportunity for a tangible and embodied relationship to the land.
All materials and tools will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their creations home with them after the workshop. More info here.