Gropius Master Artist Workshops

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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.

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Walter Gropius Master Artist Series Presents: Jessica Drenk

Workshop: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. July 23 – July 25, 2021
Public Presentation: Thursday, July 22, 2021 – 7 p.m.
Exhibit: May 8 – August 8, 2021

Jessica Drenk

Jessica Drenk, Circulation. Books, wax; 40" diameter. Image courtesy of the artist.

"The Altered Book: Repurposing Old Books as a Catalyst for Creativity"

Creativity doesn’t always have to flow from inside you, it can come in response to what’s in front of you. In this workshop, Jessica Drenk will demonstrate her approach to using books as artistic material, turning the written word into works of art. Through a series of exercises and discussions, participants will engage in a creative process that emphasizes experimentation and discovery through material manipulation. Don’t get rid of those old books on your shelves – turn them into curious objects of art!

This workshop is full, and we are no longer accepting workshop registrations. The number of participants has been limited because of COVID-19.

Workshop fees

The Jessica Drenk Walter Gropius Master Artist Workshop fee is $325 for non-members; $275 for Museum Members; $250 for teachers; and $200 for students. Teachers and students should contact HMA Museum Educator George Lanham at (304) 529-2701, Ext. 311, or [email protected] for information on workshop registration. Meet-and-greet, first-day breakfast and daily lunch included in the workshop fee.

How to enroll

Registration for the Jessica Drenk Walter Gropius Master Artist Workshop 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 [email protected] or call him at (304) 529-2701, Ext. 311.