PAMM Launches Innovative Studio Programs and Art Camps in its Knight Education Center

MIAMI – December 12, 2014 – Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) introduces a roster of innovative studio programs exploring contemporary issues in art and the creative making process. 

Held in PAMM’s Knight Education Center, these programs will be tailored to people of all ages, including children, families, teens and adults, on select dates throughout the year. Participants will explore the museum’s collection and exhibitions as a resource to develop creative ways of thinking, new ways of seeing, self-expression and hands-on skills through art-making.

PAMM Winter Art Camp
Pérez Art Museum Miami will offer a new, two-week winter camp in December 2014 for 8-12-year-olds. PAMM Winter Art Camp will provide children the opportunity to explore art and architecture using PAMM’s exhibitions and state-of-the-art building as inspiration, in a fun and engaging environment. Campers will explore the museum’s architecture and its iconic hanging gardens during the first week, and the art in the galleries during the second week. Campers will complete an art project each day, and will participate in a week-long team project. Members: $120 a week, non-members: $138 a week. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to sign up, visit pamm.org/winterartcamp or email mpritikin@pamm.org.

  • Monday, December 22 through Wednesday, December 24, 9am–3pm
  • Monday, December 29 through Wednesday, December 31, 9am–3pm

PAMM Artist Workshops for Teens
Pérez Art Museum Miami will offer artist studio workshops to teens on the third Saturday of the month, January through June 2015. Led by PAMM teaching artists, teens will discuss key artworks on view in the galleries and explore fundamental art themes, connecting their experience with the artistic process in a fun an engaging way. The workshops will take place in PAMM’s Jane and Gerald Katcher Classroom in the Knight Education Center, where teens will create open-ended, personally meaningful works of art using their museum experience for inspiration. Members: $85, non-members $100. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to sign up, email mpritikin@pamm.org.

  • Saturday, January 17, 1–4pm 
  • Saturday, February 21, 1–4pm 
  • Saturday, March 21, 1–4pm
  • Saturday, April 18, 1–4pm 
  • Saturday, May 16, 1–4pm
  • Saturday, June 20, 1–4pm

Studio Programs for Adults
January through March 2015, PAMM will offer adults the opportunity to broaden their creativity and artistic skills through a variety of artist-led workshops inspired by works on view at the museum. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to sign up, email mpritikin@pamm.org.

  • Thursday, January 8, 10am–1pm
    "But is it Really a Painting: A Practice of Juxtaposition" by T. Eliott Mansa

    Local artist and graduate of Yale School of Art T. Elliot Mansa will guide participants to explore studio practices that are informed by histories, ideas or uses of materials. Inspired by Fred Wilson’s Addiction Display (1991), participants will use different media in ways that counter their traditional uses to challenge the definitions of painting, drawing and sculpture. Members $85, non-members $100. Register: bitly.com/pamm-workshop-jan8
     
  • Thursday, January 15, 7–9pm
    "A Story in Pieces: Working with Text and Image" by Mary Larsen

    Explore William Cordova's Untitled (The Echo in Nicolás Guillén Landriá’s Bolex) (2008-09) and discuss the use of fragmented narrative and mixed media. Learn to manipulate text on printed pages and other mixed media techniques, including photo transfers. Bring a copy of an old photograph, letter or map to manipulate and create your own unique narrative. Members $60, non-members $75. Register: bitly.com/pamm-workshop-jan15
     
  • Thursday, January 22, 10am–1pm
    "Mindfulness – Space & Architecture" by Glexis Novoa

    Internationally-acclaimed artist Glexis Novoa will facilitate a workshop that turns the attention to the interaction with the artworks, and the architecture of the museum, by creating a performance piece. Novoa will be accompanied by Roberto Mainetti, a member of The American Society for the Alexander Technique, teacher of the Alexander Technique and a meditation instructor at the Thai Buddhist Temple Wat Buddharangsi of Miami. The workshop will consist of two stages; training and practice. Training includes a brief introduction to meditation by an Alexander Technique class. Practice is the preparation and the actual performance.  Participants will mindfully walk throughout the space concentrating on their actions, gently walking in a meditation line while following the artist instructions. Participants should bring yoga mats and comfortable clothes. Members $85, non-members $100. Register: bit.ly/pamm-workshop-jan22
     
  • Thursday, February 5, 7–9pm
    "Painting Son Casino" by Asser Saint Val

    Commemorate and explore the fundamental forms of “Son Casino,” a dance originated in Cuba, while intuitively exploring the basis of Asser Saint Val's artistic process as a mixed media and installation artist. Participants are encouraged to bring worn, comfortable shoes and an enthusiasm to paint with their "Casino" dance moves using coffee. Members $60, non-members $75. Register: bit.ly/pamm-workshop-feb5   
     
  • Thursday, February 12, 10am-1pm
    "Digital Art: Time and Meaning" by Felecia Chizuko Carlisle
    Create a series of images using digital photographic manipulation and appropriation, while exploring the element of time as both an aesthetic material and a device. Technical issues, including input/output, resolution and file types, will be discussed. Photoshop skills are not necessary, but useful. Students are not required, but are encouraged, to bring their own laptops, outfitted with photo editing software. Laptops and software are also available through the museum. Members $85, non-members $100. Register: bit.ly/pamm-workshop-feb12   

     
  • Thursday, March 12, 10am-1pm
    "Observe the Detail: A Drawing Artist Workshop" by Maria Lino

    Inspired by Victoria Gitman's exhibition, Desiring Eye, participants will explore the concepts of observation and personal connection through focused drawing. Bring a cherished personal item  and black-and-white photograph to connect with and draw. Members $85, non-members $100. Register: bit.ly/pamm-workshop-march12
     
  • Thursday, March 19, 7-9pm
    "Macro-Micro: Exploring Architectonic Space" by Jacek J. Kolasinski

    Inspired by PAMM’s Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility, New-Media artist, Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Chair of the Art and Art History Department at Florida International University Jacek J. Kolasinski will guide participants to engage in a process of personal discovery of the museum through the lens of a smart phone. Participants will explore space and time through the architecture reflected in the cinematic works of Adriei Tarkovsky, and engage in a personal exploration of PAMM's architectural space utilizing a personal smart phone. Participants will document the experience with digital images and select their four favorite shots to be converted into real analog black-and-white instant photographs using "The Instant Lab" system. Participants should bring a smart phone and small flash light or clip on LED book light. Members $60, non-members $75. Register: bit.ly/pamm-workshop-march1

About Pérez Art Museum Miami
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. A 29-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), Pérez Art Museum Miami opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab and classroom spaces. For more information, please visit www.pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Twitter (@pamm).

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