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In this workshop, we will make temporary, site-specific works of art in Roger Williams Park. Using only materials and forms readily found on the grounds, participants will be asked to reimagine the park and its contents in new and inventive ways. We will make site specific earth installations where we use what’s already in the park– foliage, dirt, rocks, trash, the wind, slopes, etcetera – to make small interventions with the group. The instructor will get you started with a short talk on landscape and earthen art to get you thinking about this way of creating. Then you will create your art out in the Park and share!
Registration is required in advance. All are welcome. Minors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration fee can be waived upon request by emailing the Roger Williams Park Conservancy.
In the event of inclement weather attendees will receive an email about rescheduling.
Wes Sanders is an interdisciplinary artist and designer whose work seeks to rethink our assumptions of the built environment. Through sculpture, installation, furniture and exhibition design, he centers space making as the primary vehicle for stimulating imagination, building community and creating change. Wes was born and raised in Shepherdstown, West Virginia before receiving a BFA from Brown University. He holds a Master of Design in Exhibition and Narrative Environments from the Rhode Island School of Design. He currently lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. You can learn more about Wes at http://www.wesleysanders.com/