Art Break: Clay! with Ako Castuera

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Tuesday May 25

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12:00 PM  –  12:45 PM

Ako Castuera’s sculptural work is informed by the diverse cultural and environmental features of Southern California, on Tongva Land, where she was born and currently lives. Ako’s sculptural work is a material exploration which draws on mythmaking to give body to personal and global histories, incorporating a variety of mediums including locally gathered and commercial clay, neighborhood yard trimmings, compost, yarn, and living worms. Ako’s practice includes teaching workshops on storytelling, local clay and compost. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the US. She maintains a concurrent career in animation, most recently as an episode director on City of Ghosts, and is also known for her work as a writer/storyboard artist on Adventure Time

Castuera will be teaching participants how to make and form an easy bakers clay using just flour, salt, and water, inspired by artist Ruth Asawa who used this simple medium to create impressive sculptural structures. Join for this interactive workshop designed to spark creativity in the middle of your day. 

This workshop is part of a new series of free, lunchtime art workshops that you can do with the supplies you have at home called Art Break. Art Break is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

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