PART 2: Go BIG: Parade Puppet Workshop with Karen Boyhen + Julia Lipovsky + Curtis Davis at Wave Pool
You can learn to make different kinds of puppets in a 6 week workshop series September – October and bring your puppet show to life at the SHOW OF HANDS Puppet Festival!
Roll up your sleeves and join us to make larger than life parade props in this fun-filled workshop! Cincinnati illustrators and paper mâche experts Julia Lipovsky and Karen Boyhen team up to present Make it Big, an immersive cardboard experience where you can take a morsel of an idea and super size it! Be a part of the creative spark from these 2 friends and collaborators who will walk you step-by-step through this unique and accessible art-making process. It is FREE and supplies are provided, just bring your ideas to this all ages workshop! Why just watch the parade when you can be in the parade!
Karen Boyhen believes in drawing as an essential daily practice. Her sketchbook contains drawings that generally fit into two categories: observation and imagination. The observational drawings are of spaces she inhabits and people she sees while waiting or traveling, and things of importance such as drawings of pasta shapes, varieties of birds, and ALL of the yoga poses. The drawings from imagination stem from childhood memories and her attempts to anthropomorphize creatures. Notes are often kept of the next “big” idea. Other drawing interests include editorial illustration, surface pattern design, diary comics, and making “likes and dislikes portraits” of willing subjects. She is also inspired by wild life.
A seasoned creative with over 30 years in the visual communication field, Karen is proud to have recently wrapped up 14 years as creative director at arts non-profit Visionaries + Voices in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is now focused on building new creative partnerships.
Julia Lipovsky is a contemporary artist and illustrator based in Cincinnati, Ohio. After studying fine art and creative writing at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she returned home to Cincinnati, where she has been involved with many of the city’s arts and cultural organizations. She is currently the 2023 Rosenthal Education Center Artist in Residence at the Cincinnati Art Museum and her installation, Mural of Cincinnati, is on view through October of this year. Her work can also be seen in the Contemporary Arts Center’s newly renovated Creativity Center. And the more masking tape the better!
Curtis Davis dismisses unnecessary embellishments, abstracting subjects to the simplest of shapes. The resulting composition locks shapes into the architecture of form, glued together with layer upon layer of paint. His impulse to make art results in an abundance of new paintings and drawings produced daily in the studio. Many times a new daily batch of paintings requires that Curtis paint over the previous day’s finished work. This process results in stunning pieces that are immediate and visceral: thick layers of paint conceal the history of painting underneath. By reworking each painting, Curtis builds up an impasto whose edges reveal the collective history of the piece. Remarkable, candy-like layered edges embody immense amounts of visual tension that is then released across the expansive surface of broad opaque shapes.
No cost and no sign up, simply choose the workshop you would like to participate in and meet us there!
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Oct 9, 2023 at 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm (Mon)
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