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Sculpture of a figure by Pablo Picasso.

Event Details

August 3, 2021
1:00 pm –4:00 pm


Members: $15
Not-Yet-Members: $20


High Museum of Art
Anne Cox Chambers Wing Lobby

Event Description

This event is sold out. To join a waitlist, please email or call 404-733-5051.

Pablo Picasso’s three-dimensional forms are an extension of his playful imaginings about the nature of perception and spatial location. In this workshop, we will draw inspiration from Picasso’s innovations to create sculptural maquettes. Participants will begin by looking closely at Picasso’s planar sculptures on view in Calder-Picasso. Following the gallery visit, participants will work independently in the studio, experimenting with scale, visual planes, form, and void as they create three-dimensional works from two-dimensional materials.

Studio Sessions meet in the Anne Cox Chambers Wing Lobby. They are designed for adults, but all ages are welcome. Materials will be provided and will include various forms of paper and paperboard, X-Acto knives and scissors, and cutting mats, among others. No prior experience is necessary.

For more information, please email or call 404-733-5051.

Instructor Biography
Nell Ruby headshot.
Nell Ruby is Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Art and History at Agnes Scott College. She teaches critical thinking through image- and object making on the foundation and graduate level. Ruby is an active multimedia artist, with work that includes collagraphic prints, projected video, drawing, painting, performance, and site-specific installation. She examines metaphorical border crossings with imagery of windows, walls, and doorways.

Banner Image: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), Woman with Outstretched Arms, 1961, painted iron. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.