Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Factory 14s on Flickr

Casey Droege has posted some photos taken during the last Factory 14s class, SOCIAL FABRIC. Casey is an artist and arts educator, and worked with the Factory 14s students this past spring. View Casey's complete Flickr stream HERE.

The Factory 14s Youth Art Course provides intensive art-making experiences for students ages 14-18. It is designed to introduce teens and young artists of all backgrounds to the choices, decisions, methods and materials relevant to the creation, presentation, and interpretation of installation art. Under the guidance of professional artists, students engage in a creative process that closely mirrors the Mattress Factory's artist-residency program.

Enrollment is now open for the next Factory 14s session which begins on July 15. PORTABLE ARTWORKS, taught by artist Ally Reeves, will encourage students to develop both independent and collaborative projects that explore art-making that is portable and beyond the studio setting. Works may involve performance, sculpture, sound, fabrics, installation and adapting their choice of medium to consider place, people and conversation as malleable media, responding to the history of a neighborhood, a physical setting they are interested in, or their own role/identity in the city of Pittsburgh.


UPDATE: Be our virtual friend at the Factory 14s MySpace page and the Mattress Factory Flickr Photostream.

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