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Black Calder mobile suspended on a gray background.

Event Details

August 4, 2021
1:00 pm –4:00 pm


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


High Museum of Art
Anne Cox Chambers Wing Lobby

Event Description

Due to popular demand, we are offering a second session of Sculpture in Motion!

The moving planes of color and light in Alexander Calder’s mobiles are a delight to behold. In this workshop, we will investigate form, color, and balance as we create our own moving sculptures. Participants will begin by looking closely at the structural mechanisms of Calder’s work and creating loose sketches of artworks on view in Calder-Picasso. Following the gallery visit, participants will work independently in the studio, experimenting with form, mass, and spatial relationships as they construct their three-dimensional works.

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 wire, wooden dowels, found objects, paperboard, and X-Acto knives and scissors, 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: Alexander Calder (American, 1898–1976), Vertical Foliage, 1941, sheet metal, wire, and paint. Calder Foundation, New York.