Design Workshop: Mosaic Monoliths
Presented by Kanitra Fletcher, assistant curator, modern and contemporary art; and Melissa Aytenfisu, teaching artist
Come out to the Museum for an afternoon of hands-on art making, inspired by Jack Whitten’s Black Monolith paintings, honoring great African American cultural figures. You can see these paintings, alongside approximately 40 of his sculptures, in the exhibition Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017.
The afternoon begins with a look at how Whitten created his Black Monolith pieces, using unique paint-layering and mosaicking techniques. Learn about his process and how these works pay homage to individuals Whitten admired.
Then, create your own mosaic tile project, inspired by the people you admire most. You’ll explore geometric shapes, patterns, color, and texture as you make your personal compositions. Your pieces can be as abstract, or as figural, as you’d like. Do you have small pieces of tile at home you would like to incorporate into your project? Bring them along!
• $20 MFAH Members
• $25 Nonmembers
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