Workshop Wednesdays take place once a month on IMAS Facebook at 4 PM live. The series kicks off in 2022 with Surrealist Collage inspired by “Imagined Worlds: Exploring the Carlos Melguizo Collection” on Wednesday, January 19. Workshops continue monthly through October with Intro to Figure Drawing, Textile Art, Recycled Sculpture inspired by “Industrial Nature” exhibit, Still Life Drawing, Mixed Media Self-Portrait, Illuminated Sculpture, Abstract Expressionism inspired by upcoming “Anne Marchand” exhibit, Alebrijes, and Pumpkin Pop Art.
Workshop Wednesdays began as a virtual series in March 2020 after the museum closed its doors temporarily. Claudia Martinez Gray, IMAS Director of Education, expresses, “Back then I was designing the workshops on my dining room table with the supplies I had at home. Now, with the grant support, I am able think beyond the realm of my kitchen and connect workshops to our current art exhibits or emerging artists. I am looking forward to the textile art workshop which is inspired by Mexican artist Pia Camil.”
Thousands of children, teens and adults have tuned in live or at their leisure on the IMAS YouTube channel to explore new art mediums at home along with IMAS Educators. Now IMAS is kicking off its 30th episode with the 2022 season and is grateful for the support of H-E-B Helping Here to ensure the community has this creative outlet. Workshop Wednesday videos and registration information can be found at https://theimasonline.org/workshop-Wednesdays along with links to register for future workshops.