K.I.D.S. Art Education

Kentler International Drawing Space is a non profit arts organization located in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

The K.I.D.S. Art Education program brings innovative art-making experiences to students, teachers, and families in and around Red Hook. With our diverse community in mind, Kentler is committed to using contemporary art as a platform for inquiry, exploration, and empowerment. All programs are based on Kentler's exhibitions of drawings and works on paper.

Our programming includes School, After-School, Residency, and Drawing Together family weekend workshops.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Drawing Together: Spring 2017

Welcome back to the K.I.D.S. Art Education blog! We've been hard at work this year and we're so happy to share some updates from our family "Drawing Together" programs:

In January - February, Kentler presented "Resistance Movement" -- a collaborative performance drawing exhibition by artists Kellie O'Dempsey and Jennifer Wroblewski. The installation was filled with large-scale, gestural drawings created in two performances. The improvisational show included works on paper as well as digital drawings, created in response to musical accompaniment. In conjunction, we presented a selection of Kentler Flatfiles artworks called "Focus on the Flatfiles: Movements in Black and White" in our front room.

Our Teaching Artists (Karina, Ruth and Victoria) designed workshops in keeping with the highly experimental nature of these shows and their mostly black-and-white palette. Families explored movement, texture, shape, pattern and scale using unexpected materials and techniques, such as hanging sculpture, printmaking with geometric blocks and found-object collage.

On March 4, we opened a new exhibition: "Cornucopia," by Nancy-Friedemann Sanchez, an artist originally from Bogota, Colombia. The show includes large-scale ink drawings on black Tyvek depicting elaborate floral arrangements, animals, and figures adorned with indigenous masks. In conjunction, we're showing botanical artworks in our front room show, "Focus on the Flatfiles: In Bloom." Drawing Together families got a sneak peek of these gorgeous spring exhibitions before they opened! Here are some of the inspired artworks they've created so far:

Keep following along for more updates on our Spring Drawing Together programs, as well as our ongoing After-School partnership with Extreme Kids & Crew! And don't miss Cornucopia, on view through April 9.

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