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Sculpture Milwaukee Workshops


The Museum is pleased to partner with Sculpture Milwaukee for their 2019 Season. As part of our ongoing exploration of the installations on Wisconsin Avenue, our Be A Maker space will be providing workshops inspired by the artwork. For more information, visit our calendar.

Be A Maker Workshops – Free with regular admission

All workshops will be held in the Museum’s Be A Maker space from 2-4 p.m. on select dates:

June 14: Join us as we explore optics and play with light, influenced by the Haas Brother’s sculpture, Handy Warhol and Handy Darling.

June 21: Taking inspiration from artist Sean Scully, we will be creating sculptural landscapes with unique materials.

June 28: Get your hands dirty as we prepare seed planters to grow our own trees just like Roxy Paine.

July 5: Join us as we collaborate on a large-scale sculpture inspired by artists, Elmgreen and Dragset.

July 12: Children can create their own signs with unique messages, just like the artwork of Sam Durant. Workshop participants will learn how to use a printing press.

July 19: Create and explore with us as we transform our space into a cardboard city, modeled after the artwork of Red Grooms.

July 26: Learn to steam-bend wood into bracelets and tabletop sculptures informed by Beverly Pepper’s curved sculptures.

August 2: Hip-hop-hop into our creative space and help us make a field of Barry Flanagan’s rabbits.

August 9: Join us as we collaborate on a large sculpture, just like artists Gail Simpson and Aris Georgiades.

August 16: B. Wurtz is best known for using common objects like household items to create sculptures. Join us as we reimagine ordinary objects to become extraordinary works of art!

August 23: Art is all about trying and trying again. Join us to build and take apart non-monumental biodegradable sculptures inspired by Tony Matelli’s artwork.

August 30: A collage is a work of art in which pieces of paper, photographs, fabric and other ephemera are arranged and stuck down onto a supporting surface. Help us design custom vinyl stickers for our collaborative window art, just like Carlos Rolón’s installation!

September 6: Utilize our modular RIGAMAJIG building system to design functional personalized furniture like artist Arlene Shechet.

September 20: Have you visited Richard Woods Holiday Home (Milwaukee) right outside our Museum doors? His colorful little house has inspired us to make our own miniature cardboard houses! Choose different building styles, accent materials and colors during this hands-on workshop.

September 27: Look around you, there are 3-D shapes everywhere! Inspired by Angela Bulloch’s sculptures, we will be constructing 3D geometric shapes with paper.

October 4: We will celebrate Max Ernst’s work by making collages inspired by the early 20th century artist.

October 11: Today we’re channeling our inner animals to create self-portraits just like John Baldessari.

October 18: Radcliffe Bailey keeps two-thousand-year-old sculptural motifs alive in his contemporary work, join us as we mimic historical sculptures.

October 25: Help us create a communal quilt just like the art of William O’Brien. Decorate a piece of fabric and help sew it all together!

This workshop series is free with regular admission. Recommended for children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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