Gropius Master Artist Workshops

Previous Gropius Artists

The Walter Gropius Master Artist Series is funded through the generosity of the Estate of Roxanna Y. Booth, who wished to assist in the development of an art education program in accordance with the proposals of Walter Gropius, who designed the Museum's Gropius Addition, as well as the Gropius Studios. The Museum is indebted to Roxanna Y. Booth's son, Alex Booth, for his participation in the concept development of the Gropius Master Artists Workshops.

Workshop fees

Workshop fee is $325 for non-members; $275 for Museum Members; $250 for teachers; and $200 for students. Meet-and-greet, first-day breakfast and daily lunch included in the workshop fee.

How to enroll

Registration must be received at least 3 days in advance of the class starting date. All checks should be made to the Huntington Museum of Art. Most major credit cards are accepted by fax, phone, mail or in person. For more information, contact George Lanham at or call him at (304) 529-2701, Ext. 311.

Upcoming Gropius Artists

Walter Gropius Master Artist Series Presents: Andy Brayman

Workshop: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mar. 10 – Mar. 11, 2018
Public Presentation: Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 – 7 p.m.
Exhibit: Feb. 24 – May. 20, 2018

Andy Brayman

Andy Brayman, Centerpiece with Double Stem Vases, 2015. Porcelain; 16" x 13" x 14". Image courtesy of the artist.

Hand and Machine: Experimentation and Provocation

Robotics is increasingly changing our world. While these changes occur in our factories, hospitals and military, the artist’s studio can serve as a novel space to explore these futures. There is something simultaneously perverse yet poetic about digital tools designed to manipulate clay; the material that records the human touch like none other. This workshop will revolve around experimentation and provocation by coupling the ancient material of clay with contemporary tools of robotics and software. Participants will help fashion tools and strategies for collaboration with a robotic arm that will cut, push, and attach wet clay in the service of us as artists. No prior computer/clay skills needed.

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Walter Gropius Master Artist Series Presents: Barbara Takenaga

Workshop: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. May. 18 – May. 20, 2018
Public Presentation: Thursday, May. 17, 2018 – 7 p.m.
Exhibit: Apr. 7 – Jun. 24, 2018

Barbara Takenaga

Barbara Takenaga, Two Waves, 2013. Acrylic on Linen, 36" x 72". Image courtesy of the artist.

"Low-Tech Printmaking Workshop"

This workshop will explore the possibilities of using collographs, acrylic painting, and seaming to make fine art prints. Plates will be constructed from mat board, PVC foam board, and various collaged materials in an intaglio process. Students will be encouraged to experiment and hand work their images, resulting in two to three small prints and one large-scale, seamed project.

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