American artists Erin Jane Nelson and Ming Lin have recruited local artists Jordan Abel, Alex Grunenfelder, Heather Martin and David Semeniuk to transform Project Space into a free public art school from July 21, 2012 to July 25, 2012.
Exploring personal economy—particularly as it relates to art institutions and art education—the school will launch with talks by participating teachers and will close with an artist talk, exhibition of artworks produced by students and teachers and the release of Lesson Book, which will feature artists’ reflections on the project as well as step-by-step instructions for each of the classes delivered at the school.
CLASSES | JULY 21 TO JULY 25
Summer School will offer single- and multi-session classes on such topics as backstrap weaving, local flora, mushroom spore printing, indigo kites, air tasting, solar photograms, chapbooks, rainbow pasta and plastic crafts.
OPENING RECEPTION, ARTIST TALK & PUBLICATION LAUNCH | JULY 27 AT 6PM
Nelson and Lin will curate artworks produced by students and teachers during the school into an exhibition. The evening will also act as the launch of Lesson Book.
With only 3 days to go, Summer School, a project by Erin Jane Nelson and Ming Lin to be held at Project Space located in Vancouver’s Chinatown from July 20th – August 28th, 2012 need your help!
Summer School will turn a Vancouver-based Artist Run Center into a free pop-up school for one week. Classes will be taught by Ming and Erin as well as several local guest teachers covering a wide range of topics including:
Sustainable dye techniques
Homemade looms and back strap weaving
Indigo dyeing and kite making
Making chapbooks out of anything
Mushroom spore printing and edible mushroom identification
Creative analysis and resdesign of local flora
In addition to the school component, all the works of art created by students and teachers of Summer School will be included in an exhibition to be on view at Project Space for the entire month of August. They will also host public artist talks and openings in addition to publishing an accompanying book, Lesson Book, which will feature instructions from all of the classes, curatorial essays, images of the projects, and other surprise material for those that can not participate in the school.
Click here for more information about Summer School and to fund their kickstarter project!
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