November 10, 2018
Sculpt and paint workshop with art duo Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen
Saturday, November 10th, 2018
10am - 1pm
Washington County Museum
PCC Rock Creek Campus
17677 NW Springville Rd.
Portland, OR, 97229
This month at Washington County Museum’s Free Family Morning event, workshop participants will produce their very own sculptures in air-dry clay. The two-person artist team, Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen, have made imagined museum-style labels based on the stories featured in our AgriCulture exhibit to serve as inspiration for the sculptures. The artists will help participants of all skill levels to learn the basic hand-building and painting methods needed to make a colorful sculpture.
Anna and Ryan created this unique family activity specifically to compliment the AgriCulture exhibit, saying they “let what we hear and read in the exhibit determine the details and logistics of how the project comes together.” The workshop they have created will let visitors of all ages show their own impressions and personal connections to the history of agriculture in the Tualatin Valley while also learning new creative skills. Come create new meaning for historic museum artifacts through this playful, hands-on workshop!
Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen are two people who work together as one artistic entity. They're project-based work is often grounded in and around the activities of reading, writing, and translation. They make objects, images, books, and ephemera, using art as an extended form of study and a testing ground for ideas about language, politics, and social life.
Utilizing a range of media and contexts, their pieces and projects have appeared in many public places as well as at institutions such as The Renaissance Society (Chicago, IL); The San Diego Museum of Art (San Diego, CA); SPACES (Cleveland, OH); Locust Projects (Miami, FL); Camp CARPA (Joshua Tree, CA); Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (Portland, OR); and on the pages of NOON Literary Annual. The pair live in Portland, Oregon, where they work, teach, and raise their 8-year-old son, (a sometimes chipmunk by the name of Nutmeg Elements Bridger).
Free Family Mornings is an ongoing series hosted by the Washington County Museum. Each month during the school year the museum hosts a family-friendly, no-experience-needed workshop led by a teaching artist from the community. Museum entrance is always FREE during these events, and includes access to all rotating and permanent exhibits.
Look for another exciting Free Family Morning workshop next month:
December 8th: Michael & Roxanne McGovern, Printmakers
Make fun one-of-a-kind prints on paper through the monotype printmaking process.
The Free Family Mornings series is generously supported by the Oregon International Air Show, with additional support from Beaverton Rotary.
About the Washington County Museum
For more than 50 years, the Washington County Museum has provided community members and visitors an opportunity to experience and understand the richness of local history, heritage and culture.
The Washington County Museum on the Portland Community College Rock Creek campus is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm.
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