April 27th, Phoenix: The Low Down Dirty Guide to Public Art: A Series of FREE Workshops!!

From The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture:
The Low Down Dirty Guide to Public Art: A Series of FREE Workshops!!
Wednesdays, March 30, April 27 and May 25, 2011

Workshop 2: Collaborations

When:  Wednesday, April 27, 2011 6pm – 7:15pm
Where:  Phoenix Art Museum, Community Room
1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona  [map]

More and more artists are being asked to deliver proposals using AutoCAD, deliver material samples that demonstrate maintainability, create plant layouts to enhance their work, design a lighting scheme to highlight the art, and engineer works to withstand the fiercest elements imaginable. This is a pretty tall order when you’re background is in visual art!

Figuring out what a project needs is one challenge but developing relationships with other design professionals to create the project is a whole other game. In this workshop, we’ll address the issue of team building from start to finish. Focusing in on the roles of each player on a design team, we’ll discuss how to make the most each other skill sets and work towards a common goal.

Artists and staff from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program will show examples of teams and explore the many layers of design that goes into award winning projects.

For more information or to register email agallego@azarts.gov or call 602.771.6530.

About the Series
If you wonder what it takes to make the leap from small-scale studio art to large scale public art, this three-part series of workshops will provide some answers. The series will break down the process of turning ideas into public works, from presentations and proposals through collaborations and the development of designs. Each workshop will feature a presentation by a local artist, a question and answer session with Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture (POAC) staff, and a brief workshop for participants. The workshops are free and open to the public courtesy of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Phoenix Art Museum.

Workshop 1: Presentations and Proposals was on March 30th
Workshop 3:  The Design Process is on May 25th, check back soon for details!


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