Multicultural Folk Art Class – Art From Different Cultures, Ages 8 – 12
Date(s) - Jan/17 - Feb/14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Era Creative Space (NECS)
5 Weeks: Thursday Jan 17- Feb 14
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Reduced Tuition: $75 (Peekskill Residents only with financial difficulties)
Full scholarships available for students with extreme hardship. Call 914-930-1777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Folk art can be understood as art created outside of the context of academia or “fine art” and may sometimes be referred to as “naive art. Folk art is usually informed by cultural or community values and often serves a more utilitarian purpose rather than purely aesthetic art.
We will explore various arts and art forms from different cultures while learning about the traditions behind them. We will be learning the ins and outs of what makes each art form or tradition unique and recreate the work while remaining respectful and thoughtful of the culture behind the art. This class is meant to inform students of the countless cultures, art forms and peoples that exist throughout the world and to explore the limitless possibilities of creating. Join us as we journey across the globe and explore folk art around the globe.
We will be using a variety of materials (whatever the tradition of the day calls for!) from paper cutouts to acrylic paint. Students will be encouraged produce original content and imagery with the added challenge of creating within the context and style of each art form we learn
Taught by Jordan Ricks
Jordan Ricks is a mixed media artist and graphic designer here in Peekskill, NY. Jordan received his BA in studio art (digital design concentration) with a minor in art history from SUNY Potsdam in 2014. His work is usually a combination of spray paint, collage, drawing and sometimes has a sculptural element to it. His work is driven by an interest in using and responding to materials within his immediate surroundings and are accessible to himself and others. Jordan believes that art should always be accessible and approachable to makers and observers alike and he tries to keep that in mind throughout the process of creating. Alongside his mixed media endeavors, Jordan is a freelance graphic designer and operates his own online shop, Void And Null where he sells enamel pins, shirts, prints/posters and more. All of his sensibilities carry over from his mixed media work to his brand as he continues to grow and develop as a creative.
Graphic design portfolio: voidandnull.squarespace.com
Void And Null shop: voidandnull.bigcartel.com