2014 Spring art classes

Free Spring Art Classes/Clases Gratuitas de Arte Primavera

All students grades Pre-K through 8th are invited to plant seedlings, build outdoor furniture, and make kites, maypoles, and all things spring at the Chinati Foundation’s free annual spring art classes, March 10 – 14, 2014.

Students will visit the Chinati Foundation’s Arena to experience first-hand the history of the building and its many uses: from Ft. D.A. Russell’s gymnasium to an indoor horse-riding facility to a gathering place of social activity, contemplation, and art. Young artists will explore the different rooms and the furniture built for the space as well as the outdoor areas, courtyard, and pathways. Students and their instructors will discuss how Donald Judd’s decisions in the renovation of the building affect the activities that now take place there.

Taking their cue from studying the Arena, students will spend the rest of the week designing and creating their own unique place for art, food, and fun, working outdoors on the Chinati grounds. The program culminates in a spring party, at 1pm, Sunday, March 16, where students will share their work and ideas with family and friends.

All classes take place at Chinati. Classes are by age division: Pre-K – Kindergarten meet from 9:30 – 11am; 1st – 4th grades meet from 1 – 2:30pm, followed by 5th – 8th graders from 3 – 4:30pm. Students should come to class in mess-friendly clothes and closed-toe shoes.

Due to limited enrollment, pre-registration is encouraged. Spring art class registration forms are available on line and will also be sent home from school with all area students. Additional forms may be found at the Chinati Foundation front office and at the Marfa Public Library.