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Studio Squared: The Art of Healing Objects


African Services Committee, 429 W 127th St, Floor 4

Studio Squared, inHarlem, Adult Programs, Dozie Kanu

Inspired by the current exhibition on view Dozie Kanu: Function at Studio Museum 127, this workshop will begin with a tour in the gallery followed by discussion and art-making. Led by Studio Museum teaching artist Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, participants will engage with objects to discover ways to breathe new life into an object through art.

The life of an object usually ends when that object is damaged or no longer performs the function it was designed for. In this hands-on workshop, participants are invited to reflect on the spirit of an object—how did this object serve me? Why did I keep this object? What can this object’s new purpose be? We will explore ways to physically heal objects that are damaged or once discarded.

Participants are encouraged to bring in an object, for example a torn item of clothing or damaged coffee mug. Additional objects and art supplies will be provided. This workshop is hosted on the 4th floor event space of the African Services Committee (ASC), accessible by elevator. Please meet us at Studio Museum 127, we will walk to ASC next door after the guided tour.

Registration is required for this event. French translation will be offered. Both entrances and event spaces at Studio Museum 127 and African Services Committee are wheelchair accessible.

Directions: A, B, C, or D Train to 125th Street 1 Train to 125th Street/Broadway We are located at 429 127th Street between Morningside and Amsterdam Avenues.

This edition of Studio Squared is presented in partnership with African Services Committee, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and self-sufficiency of the African community in New York City and beyond.

Studio Squared is a monthly series of informal, art-making workshops aimed at making a wide range of studio practices accessible to adult audiences. Each hands-on workshop is led by an exhibiting artist or Museum educator and explores a theme and creative process highlighted in the works on view. Including such mediums as figure drawing, collage, animation, and sculptural object-making, these lively workshops inspire the maker in everyone!