Second Sunday Art Activity: August 2022

Join us for August’s Second Sunday Art Activity:
Transfer Printing Inspired by EJ Hauser

This month, we are taking inspiration from EJ Hauser’s The Primary Forest Pocket currently on view in Currents: Women Artists from the KMA Collection. Visitors will explore transfer printing using materials like pencils, markers, and bubble wrap. Using primary colors, we will transform our drawings into a literal  “pocket” for nature treasures. Hauser’s sketches came from her experience/memories whereas our visitors are creating memories that they can take with them. FREE and open to the public!

 EJ Hauser (Peru, Illinois, 1967; lives and works in Brooklyn), The Primary Forest Pocket, 2018-2019, oil on canvas, Knoxville Museum of Art, 2021 gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York

This project (was/is) supported, in whole or in part, by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Family Fun Day

KMA’s Family Fun Day will celebrate the art of Radcliffe Bailey (born 1968) in conjunction with the exhibition Radcliffe Bailey: Passages (August 12-November 6, 2022). Bailey works primarily in sculpture and incorporates found objects and photographs, bringing together stories of his own family’s journey through history, ancestry, migration, and memory. Join us for hands-on art projects inspired by the artist accompanied by music, storytelling, and a variety of family entertainment.

This event is free and open to the public.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

2022 Summer Art Academy

Each week offers a new and exciting age-appropriate art class that will inspire and challenge your child. The KMA’s certified art educators provide instruction in small groups with personalized instruction. Classes are held at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Morning classes are offered each week for children ages 5-12 and afternoon classes are offered for teens 13 and up. Each class runs for five consecutive days, Monday through Friday. Classes start Monday, June 6, and continue through Friday, July 29. Tuition (unless specified otherwise), for the half-day class is $130.00 for KMA members and $145.00 for non-members and includes workshop supplies, instruction, and gallery activities. Classes are filled and scholarships distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information call 865.525.6101 ext. 241 or e-mail education@knoxart.org.

Summer Art Academy is conducted under COVID- 19 safety protocols.

2022 Summer Art Academy Brochure

Presenting Sponsor

Lead Sponsors
Emerson
The Ponzio Family
L’Amour du Vin Fund-A-Cause

Additional Sponsors
Ann & Steve Bailey
KMA Guild
Urgent Care for Children
American Alliance of Museums
National Endowment for the Arts
City of Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee Arts Commission
Arts & Culture Alliance

This project (was/is) supported, in whole or in part, by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Second Sunday Art Activity: July 2022

Join us for July’s Second Sunday Art Activity:
Fiber Printing inspired by Althea Murphy-Price

This month, we will be making connections to the technical aspects of Althea Murphy-Price’s work, such as printmaking (monoprint vs. lithography), transformation of a three-dimensional material into a two-dimensional image that has 3D qualities, and the elements of a composition. Little artists will create monoprints using yarn with a certified art teacher. While “drawing” with the fibers, participants will explore parts of a composition such as shape, form, and line. The materials that we will be using are paper, liquid watercolor, and yarn.  FREE and open to the public!

Althea Murphy-Price (San Jose, California 1979; lives and works in Knoxville), [LEFT] “Conversion (Super Silky Jumbo Series)”, [RIGHT] “Hot Air (Super Silky Jumbo Series)”, 2014-15 Lithograph on paper, edition of 5, [LEFT] Knoxville Museum of Art, 2021 purchase with funds provided by the KMA Collectors Circle, David Butler & Ted Smith, and Sylvia & Jan Peters, [RIGHT] Knoxville Museum of Art, 2021 purchase with funds provided by the KMA Collectors Circle and Marie & Bob Alcorn 

This project (was/is) supported, in whole or in part, by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Second Sunday Art Activity: June 2022

Join us for June’s Second Sunday Art Activity! Children will do a hands-on art activity taught by a certified art teacher. This month, we will learn about Miriam Schapiro’s textile art from the exhibition, Women Artists: Highlights from the Hunter Museum of American Art, and participants will create fabric-based mixed media collages. FREE and open to the public!

Miriam Schapiro (1923-2015), “In Her Own Image”, 1983, Acrylic and fabric on canvas, Surface: 60 x 100 inches (152.4 x 254 cm), Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Benwood Foundation and the 1983 Collectors’ Group, 1983.21

This project (was/is) supported, in whole or in part, by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Second Sunday Art Activity

Celebrate the women in your life on Mother’s Day and join us for the return of Second Sunday! Children will do a hands-on art activity taught by a certified art teacher. This month, we will learn about Kara Elizabeth Walker’s silhouette art from the exhibition, Women Artists: Highlights from the Hunter Museum of American Art, and participants will create a silhouette pop-up card. FREE and open to the public!

Kara Elizabeth Walker (Stockton, California 1969; lives and works in New York City)
“Freedom: A Fable (A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times with Illustrations)”, 1997
Book, edition of 4000
Gift of Cleve Scarbrough, HMAA.1998.1

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