Thursday, September 5, 2013

Building an Art Installation with Melissa Diaz

We kicked off September doing what Lina loves best. We attended a fun workshop together to make art. This was special...because the kids (ages 4 to 7 in our group, with toddlers at an earlier slot) added their own creations to an art installation made by Melissa Diaz for an upcoming art show at Hootenanny.

Melissa led the sculpture making session and the kids had a lot of fun. It was cool for Lina to be a part of the installation and have her work on display at Hootenanny, with her name listed as one of the kid artists.

She also made a couple of things to take home, since there was such a nice assortment of colorful fabrics, papers, straws and found objects to make art.

Also, Lina decorated sticky paper (which was in the shape of a leaf) and taped it to a real branch (she liked that it looked like a flag) and then Melissa placed the stick in the front window of Hootenanny Art House.

Melissa does a great job making art playful and accessible to everyone.

If you can make it to Park Slope this Saturday, September 7...bring your families to Hootenanny (426-428 15th Street near the corner of 8th avenue) anytime from 6pm to 10pm for an art opening party. Groove to music by a DJ, drink some wine and view Melissa Diaz's creations, as well as the installation that was made by Melissa and the kids who participated in the workshops. Melissa Diaz makes and sells beautiful terrariums; Lina loved the ones with dinosaurs in them. Come by and take a look on Saturday.