CUAC, Salt Lake City’s newest non-profit contemoprary art organization, and The City Library combine forces to offer unique, free art workshops for kids (ages 4–12) and teens (ages 13–18). Participants will learn about using storytelling and performance as creative expression. While creating original works of art, kids and teens will learn essential art theories and gain historical perspective into how art from decades and centuries past influence art today and tomorrow. Each day will present a new experience and new information, and participants are encouraged to attend as many or as few sessions as their schedule allows—no registration necessary.
STORY ART FOR KIDS
Tue, Aug 6, 2pm • Main Library, Children’s Library
Storytelling is an important and powerful aspect of artistic expression. Learn about different ways to tell stories with art, how artists in the past infuse their work with narratives, and use watercolors to tell your own story about aliens and the worlds beyond our Earth. Suitable for ages 4–12.
STORY ART FOR TEENS
Tue, Aug 6, 4pm • Main Library, Canteena
Sounds and audio can be used as an artistic medium, especially when telling stories. Learn about how to use sound, the spoken word, and storytelling as artistic media, and try your own hand (or vocal cords) at developing story-based audio art. Suitable for ages 13–18.
PERFORMANCE ART FOR KIDS
Thu, Aug 8, 2pm • Main Library, Children’s Library
Unleash your artistic super powers with movement, space, and costume in this performance art workshop for kids. Explore the history of superheroes, develop your own alter ego, and create a personalized mask to wear while performing as your super-self. Suitable for ages 4–12.
PERFORMANCE ART FOR TEENS
Thu, Aug 8, 4pm • Main Library, Canteena
Superheroes reveal what our culture holds as our highest ideals (and often what we perceive as great weaknesses). Learn about culture concepts of the superhero, then use these ideas to explore performance art and how artists use their body, physical space, and time as artistic media. Suitable for ages 13–18.
CUAC art experts will also host special events during the Main Library’s regular kids’ crafts times on Wed, Aug 7, 4pm and Sat, Aug 10, 2pm.
Location: Main Library, Canteena
Contact Information: (801) 524-8200