2013 Spring art classes

Free 2013 Spring Break Art Classes for Area Students


Students ages 5 – 13 are invited to Chinati during spring break for afternoons full of creative, hands-on fun with other students from across the tri-county area. The program takes place Tuesday through Friday, March 12 – 15 from 2:30 – 5:00 PM and all students are welcome! Classes are taught by Chinati education staff and local artists and include healthy food and physical activities each day.

Students will be divided into sections and work with kids in their own age group. Younger students (ages 5 – 8) will explore School No. 6, a site-specific artwork by Ilya Kabakov located at Chinati. Similar to a theatre set, the piece consists of an entire building that has been painted, furnished, and filled with objects in order to evoke a place from the artist’s memory and imagination. Working together, students will transform the Chinati Artlab into their own large-scale artwork inspired by this piece by writing, drawing, making sculpture, and using found objects. Alexandra Annello, Jennie Lyn Hamilton, and Wendy Wright will teach the class.

Older students (ages 9 – 13) will work with a different local artist or craftsperson each day to learn new skills. On Tuesday, March 12, participants will make kites with designer Peter Stanley and spend the afternoon flying them on the Chinati grounds. Wednesday’s class features a workshop with Malinda Beeman of Marfa Maid Dairy, with students learning to make their own cheese – everyone will get to take some home. Thursday, artist Alyce Santoro teaches students to make working, solar-powered ovens, with participants using the sun to bake homemade bread. On Friday, kids can build catapults with designer David Branch and launch seed bombs (small, hand-rolled balls made of soil, clay, and plant seeds) around the museum grounds.

Students are encouraged to wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and mess-friendly clothes to classes. To learn more about the program please contact the museum at 432 729 4362 or information@chinati.org.