Workshop: Urban Drawing (High School)

By CAM Raleigh | August 25, 2012

Urban Drawing Workshop
With instructor Scott Renk

Open to high school students grades 9-12

Scott Renk is a urban sketcher, award winning animator/film maker/artist, and teacher of at-risk students. His animation and artwork have been shown and recognized throughout the world. Scott began urban sketching a couple years ago and discovered that sketching on location can open one's world to stories and details within one's surroundings that would otherwise be unnoticed. After attending the 3rd International Urban Sketchers Symposium in the Dominican Republic and being immersed in the spirit of urban sketching, Scott is excited about developing an urban sketchers community in Raleigh. This Fall, Scott is co-leading a new monthly Urban Drawing group for adults at CAM Raleigh.

In this drawing workshop, students will learn the basics of field drawing in the urban landscape. This is an excellent workshop for students interested in adding drawing pieces to their college admissions portfolio.

Click HERE to register online today!

At this time we are only able to accept payment by check. Once you have registered online, you may mail your check for the amount listed above (made out to NCSU) to:

Attn: WORKSHOPS
CAM Raleigh
409 W Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Thank you for your interest in our workshops. We hope to see you soon!
 

CAM Raleigh is a non-collecting museum that explores what’s now and presents an always-changing museum experience. CAM Raleigh is a collaboration between the Contemporary Art Foundation, the community of Raleigh and North Carolina State University’s College of Design. CAM Raleigh is generously supported by the Contemporary Art Foundation, North Carolina State University, individual and corporate members, private and corporate foundations, and government agencies. CAM Raleigh is located at 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, between Harrington and West streets and in the heart of Raleigh’s Depot National Register Historic District and Warehouse District. CAM Raleigh has a parking lot; additional parking is available at metered spots on the street or at the Davie Street Parking Lot located at 201 W. Davie Street. Information about CAM Raleigh’s exhibitions, programs, and special events is available on the CAM Raleigh website at camraleigh.org or by phone at 919.513.0946. Follow @camraleigh on twitter.

Workshop: Image & Text (High School)

By CAM Raleigh | August 25, 2012

Image & Text Workshop
With Instructor Santiago Piedrafita

Open to high school students grades 9-12

Students will engage with hands-on collaging, digital photography, and computer software, to merge language and image into a completed artwork inspired by works in CAM Raleigh’s GirlTalk: Women and Text exhibition.

Santiago Piedrafita is an associate professor of graphic design at NC State University College of Design. Previously he served as the Chair of the Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design at the College until Spring of 2012. Piedrafita has also chaired the Design Department at MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, teaching design at both undergraduate and graduate levels. This year, Piedrafita was named to the prestigious I.D. Forty, The International Design Magazine’s annual list of 40 top designers, architects and visual professionals from around the globe.

He holds a master’s degree in communications design from Pratt Institute in New York and a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from ESDI, College of Industrial Design, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Click HERE to register online today!

At this time we are only able to accept payment by check. Once you have registered online, you may mail your check for the amount listed above (made out to NCSU) to:

Attn: WORKSHOPS
CAM Raleigh
409 W Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Thank you for your interest in our workshops. We hope to see you soon!

CAM Raleigh is a non-collecting museum that explores what’s now and presents an always-changing museum experience. CAM Raleigh is a collaboration between the Contemporary Art Foundation, the community of Raleigh and North Carolina State University’s College of Design. CAM Raleigh is generously supported by the Contemporary Art Foundation, North Carolina State University, individual and corporate members, private and corporate foundations, and government agencies. CAM Raleigh is located at 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, between Harrington and West streets and in the heart of Raleigh’s Depot National Register Historic District and Warehouse District. CAM Raleigh has a parking lot; additional parking is available at metered spots on the street or at the Davie Street Parking Lot located at 201 W. Davie Street. Information about CAM Raleigh’s exhibitions, programs, and special events is available on the CAM Raleigh website at camraleigh.org or by phone at 919.513.0946. Follow @camraleigh on twitter.

Meet an Instructor: Cayce Lee

By CAM Raleigh | April 27, 2012

Meet Cayce Lee, who will be teaching the Learn to Crochet workshop on Saturday, May 5th. She is Raleigh-based artist and designer, and will be graduating from the Masters of Art + Design program at NC State University College of Design in May. Cayce taught the appliqué and reverse appliqué workshop at CAM in December, and will be teaching the Art to Wear studio (for high school) and the Middle School Art + Design Studio this summer.

Check out the Learn to Crochet workshop details and registration form here. This workshop is open to ages 14 and up, including 8th graders, high school students, college students, and other adults. 

What do you do? I am a sculptor/installation artist focusing on fiber techniques with non-traditional materials, including metal, plastic, and glass. I primarily use crochet, knitting, and stitching to connect disparate objects that cannot be combined using traditional methods of joining like welding or glueing.

How did you get to where you are today (in three sentences or less)? I began my career in art education by working at art non-profits, then in the public school system, which led to teaching in the Art and Design department at NC State on a graduate teaching assistantship. My personal artistic practice began in Winston-Salem, then I moved to Raleigh in 2009 for graduate school, which has opened my work up to more of a focus on material exploration and collaboration with other artists. Having finished my graduate program, I am looking forward to new opportunities for exhibiting my work and sharing my love of making art with others.

Why are you teaching this workshop? Of all of the fiber techniques I have learned, crochet is undoubtedly my favorite. It is easy to learn, requires a simple and inexpensive tool, and can be applied to any linear material. You can be very improvisational with crochet, inventing your own patterns and structures, or very precise to create intricate designs.

What can participants expect to do, learn, or make in your workshop? We will be making a radial rosette which incorporates all of the basic crochet stitches.

What's your favorite material? My favorite material to crochet with right now is floral wire because it is flexible enough to manipulate easily, but maintains its form without needing to be stretched.

Favorite color or color palette? Rust is my favorite hue at the moment.

Best thing you've ever made? Having just finished my first installation for my graduate thesis, that project is at the top of the list, but then again, I usually say that about whatever piece I've just finished making.

Favorite place? Sitting in the sun on my front porch making something new.

Favorite designer (and why)? My favorite design group is Demakersvan, a trio of Dutch designers who had their Lace Fence on display at CAM Raleigh's Deep Surface exhibit. They transform everyday materials in our familiar environment into extraordinary objects that are enchanting.

Favorite artist (and why)? My favorite artist is Cal Lane, a Canadian sculptor who uses an oxy acetylene torch to create lace patterns in rusted found objects. Like Demakersvan, Lane also transforms the everyday into the extraordinary.

Most important thing to remember when desiging/making? Stay loose and try not to be too perfectionistic—making is about getting into a flow, and being overly concerned with little mistakes makes it difficult to get into a good rhythm.

Favorite object or tool (and why)? A crochet hook—it's a super simple device, you can take it anywhere, and you don't have to be very precise to make something amazing with it.

Anything else we should know? You can check out images of my work on my website: www.caycelee.com. Also, I'm a member of the Common Seam Collective, a group of fiber artists that was founded here in Raleigh: www.thecommonseam.com.
 

Want to take the workshop? Get the registration form here.

Textile Workshop Series

By CAM Raleigh | April 9, 2012

From knitting to appliqué, crochet to embroidery, students are learning all sorts of textile skills in workshops at CAM Raleigh.

All the CAM Raleigh textile workshops are open to ages 14 and up, and often include a mix of high school students, some 8th graders, college students and other adults. It's a great way to learn a new skill, while spending time with a friend or family member. The $30 fee includes all necessary supplies.

The next two workshops include Intro to Embroidery with Katherine Diuguid on Saturday, April 14, and Learn to Crochet with Cayce Lee on Saturday, May 5.

Interested? Check out the registration information here: Embroidery and Crochet.

Inspired by the amazing textiles pieces in the exhibition Deep Surface: Contemporary Ornament and Pattern (2011) like Alabama Chanin's Addie Dress, and Jongeriuslab's Sampler blanket, the textile skill-building series kicked off with a Saturday workshop in appliqué and reverse appliqué techniques, taught by Cayce Lee. 

The second class in this unofficial series was Katherine Diuguid's "Learn to Knit." A group of students spent their Saturday morning students jumping into the world of knitting. They learned to cast on and purl. Katherine provided each student with a great handout to keep them going after the class, and the students left with a few stitches, a skein of yarn, and their own knitting needles.

Meet an Instructor: Patrick FitzGerald, Plug-N-Play workshop

By CAM Raleigh | January 18, 2012

Plug-N-Play: Video Game Graphics will be taught by Patrick FitzGerald along with his students and colleagues from the Advanced Media Lab. In this workshop, participants will create their own graphics in an interactive game, and then adjust how elements in the game behave. The workshop is open to students in grades 8–12. There are spaces remaining, check it out here if you'd like to sign up for this exciting workshop!

Patrick FitzGerald is an exhibiting artist in ID:ENTITY. He teaches in the Department of Art and Design at NC State University College of Design, and holds an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. His work has been exhibited across the United States and Japan. Patrick and his colleagues at the Advanced Media Lab are also contributing an interactive artwork for the upcoming exhibition, Born Digital.

Here's what Patrick has to say:

What do you do? I am an artist/designer who teaches design and new media.

How did you get to where you are today? I have been painting and drawing, as my artistic outlet, since I was 12. I received an art scholarship to go to college and then was accepted to graduate school. After 10 years of creating art, I received my breakthrough job at the then famous Center for Creative Imaging.

Why are you teaching this workshop? People think working in digital games is harder than it really is. Tools (like the one we will share during the workshop) for making games will begin to be easier to use and allow more creative people to participate in digital media.

What can participants expect to do, learn, or make in your workshop? Students will help plan the game, create "assets" or graphics, learn a production pipeline, and MAKE A GAME!

What's your favorite material?  I like projected light! There is something magical about it.

Favorite color or color palette? I think of color in terms of color relationships. That question, to my mind, is like asking what your favorite musical note is.

Best thing you've ever made? The decision to adopt our daughter.

Favorite place? Right next to my daughter.

Favorite designer (and why)? Charles and Ray Eames are hard to beat! They worked at the highest levels in so many different mediums. They emanate the optimistic and chance-taking spirit of successful designers.

Favorite artist (and why)? It changes all the time. Right now, I would say Calder. His sense of humor and inventiveness are always refreshing.

Most important thing to remember when desiging/making? Always be working, don't wait for the "greatest " idea to come to you before you get started.

Favorite object or tool (and why)? The eraser. It is a tool that helps create by taking away from the work. It promotes chance-taking. It invites the viewer to "fill in the blank."

Anything else we should know? You do not need ANY experience to come to this workshop–just artistic enthusiasm!

Sign up for Plug-n-Play: Video Game Graphics today!