DIY Artist of the Month – October 2011
BUILD: Critter Habitats/Homes
October 15th and 29th 10:00-1:00pm
Project Overview: The Bay Area has a large number of parks mixed into its urban environment. These parks attract a large variety of wildlife. In this workshop, facilitated by DIY Featured Artist, Andrea Williams, children will learn about animal habitats and their shapes, lines, forms. Children will draw their own critters, real or imaginary, and then they will create a three dimensional habitat for it while exploring balance, spatial relationships, and assembly techniques.
Andrea Williams is an artist, composer, and educator currently based in Oakland, CA. She enjoys using site-specific elements and perceptual cues to reveal the unseen connections between people and their environment. Listening, memory, urban ecology, and group collaboration are recurrent themes. Her compositions, soundwalks, installations, and videos have been exhibited and performed both solo and with various artists at galleries and alternative spaces, most recently at the Whitney Museum, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, Joyce Theater Soho, NPR, Fountain Miami Art Fair, and the Mamori sound artist residency in the Amazon rainforest. Andrea is the Director of Education for the media arts non-profit, 23five, is a founding member of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology, and has an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College.
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