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New York Magazine Artist Tour and LAXART Family Workshops
Jun 21, 2014

Please join us Saturday, June 21st for the New York Magazine Artist Tour and 

LA><ART Family Workshops




Family Workshop with Artist Sharon Lee: 11am-1pm (Ages 4+)

Sharon Lee is a Los Angeles based artist creating mixed media paintings, art objects, and wallpaper.  As studies for her larger works, she often creates maquettes in the form of 4” square panels to test her hand-carved blocks and gold leaf process.  Over time, these studies have taken on a life of their own as the artist started stringing them on twine as gifts for friends.  For the workshop, we will be creating these small hanging paintings that will illustrate the importance of doing quick sketches and studies to inform larger ideas.  The panels will be decorated with aquarelle watercolor, stamps, markers, and metallic pens, exploring pattern, color, and composition on a diminutive scale.  These paintings will become a decorative item to take home or give as a gift, illustrating the fine line between art and object.




Family Workshop with Artist Melanie Nakaue: 1pm-3pm (Ages 5+)

In this workshop, participants will learn the basic principles of stopmotion animation and character design and will also have the opportunity to fabricate a character for use in an animation. The artist will animate all characters created at the workshop and the finished animation will be screened on the LA><ART website.


Los Angeles based artist Melanie Nakaue focuses on the re-examination of personal histories and narratives utilizing experimental animation, sculpture and installation. Melanie received her MFA from CalArts and BA from Scripps College. Recent and upcoming screenings and exhibitions of her work include: The Nichols Gallery (Pitzer College), The Luckman Gallery, LAND, The Harris Art Gallery and Monte Vista Projects.


Kindly RSVP to: marika@laxart.org or (310) 559-0166



Both workshops will take place at

LA><ART: 2640 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles 90034