In and Out and Around the Box with Artists Gyöngy Laky and John Garrett


Scheduled Classes

Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $300.00
Member Fee: $240.00

Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gain inspiration from RAM’s summer exhibition The Box Project: Uncommon Threads, and enjoy the experience of working with master artists Gyöngy Laky and John Garrett to make art and a box. Begin this creative journey in RAM’s galleries on Friday, July 7 at 6:30 pm with Gyöngy and John as they discuss their process and artwork in the exhibition.

The weekend workshop will explore the relationship between a container and what it holds.  Deconstruct, reconstruct, distress and embellish to create an expressive container, using a provided box. With flexible and semi-flexible linear elements (wire, strips of cloth, rope, twine, etc.), participants will explore a variety of simple and experimental construction techniques based on plying in playful, imaginative and unexpected ways. Taking risks and trying improvisational approaches will be an adventure in engineering and hand-building forms. At the end of the workshop, gather together to engage with other participants about their process and what was created, while enjoying wine and snacks.

Supplies to Bring
Participants are invited to bring materials and appropriate tools such as needle and thread, small needle nose pliers, small wire clippers, and clothes pins. Suggested materials can include: anything flexible can be incorporated into the plied strands --- plastic bags, paper, fabric scraps and strips, stuffing from Easter baskets, vines, long grasses, beads, buttons, ribbons and more! The museum will provide an exciting array of materials to work with, but anything that you would like to bring to personalize your box and artwork is encouraged. Please bring a lunch each day.

The Museum will Provide
Boxes/containers, small hand tools, wire, collage elements (paper, photos, fabric, gems, buttons, metal tooling foil) pliable materials, scissors, glue, paint, sharpies, and other odds and ends that can be found in the supply closet.

Online registration closes three days before class begins.
Class is held at RAM's Wustum Museum, 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine.