The Art of Play
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 4-6pm
Location: Meet in the main lobby.
Facilitator(s): Tara Morin, Artist and Andrea Curtis, Education Program Manager
Crazy quilts were a Victorian textile art phenomenon that encouraged playful engagement with materials and visual spontaneity. Come notice, document, and discuss the many compositional aspects of the Crazy Quilt, part of the Farnsworth’s permanent collection. We will make note of various mark-making techniques, dynamic compositional and material elements, and color and pattern combinations. In the studio, educators will be encouraged to play and compose three-dimensional “quilt blocks” using a variety of materials. Participants will practice collaborating with peer teachers to compose an ever-evolving interactive sculptural piece inspired by the quilt.