The Creative Art Making Workshop at the Brooklyn Museum was a true honor and joy to put on. Inspired by the work of El Anatsui (which I had first seen in Paris' Centre Pompidou in 2008 and has definitely influenced my work) I proposed a workshop where I would facilitate the making of wearable art from bottle caps, similar to my own creations. But I wanted the students to be able to use their own creative facilities and be inspired by El Anatsui on their own.
After taking a brief walk through the amazing exhibit, participants came back to the museum's 1st floor open gallery space to contemplate, sketch, and make their own creations. I gave a brief talk on what materials they would be supplied and methods that could be used, and was present to help as the 2-hour workshop went on wonderfully.
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All photos // N. Corren Conway