EventSeptember 6 - 21, 2014

Family Affair: CalArts Alumni Teach at LACMA

From LACMA’s Family Dynamic on Aug. 23. | Photo courtesy Duncan Cheng.

As part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) Family Dynamic series, artists Ingrid Calame (Art-Film/Video MFA 96) and Shelby Roberts (Art MFA 91) and their 7-year-old daughter Willa teach a three-part course on ceramics starting this Saturday (Sept. 6). Family Dynamic activities are designed for children, parents/guardians and grandparents to learn about and to make art together.


Ingrid Calame is an internationally exhibiting painter whose source material lies in the everyday, from stains on a sidewalk to tire skid marks on a roadway. Shelby Roberts is a photographer who teaches at the University of California, Irvine. Despite their creative professions, Calame and Roberts cite Willa, their seven-year-old daughter, as the resident expert in creativity. Join the Calame-Roberts for a three-session workshop exploring the inventive capacities of clay. Inspired by Willa’s freedom with the material, which includes stomping on it and rolling screws through it, this innovative family will lead participants in using found objects to imprint clay and play with texture.

Participants will learn how to work with clay, including making the form and glazing the fired objects. The course runs for two consecutive Saturdays, with a discussion of the finished ceramics and a special reception on Sunday, Sept. 21.

Event Details

Family Dynamic: Ingrid Calame and Shelby Roberts with Willa

Sept. 6 & 13, 10 am to 12 pm
Sept. 21, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Registration: general public $160, NexGen member $100

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