Corazones De Fuego, LED Light Up Heart Virtual Workshop
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About The Event
In religious and cultural traditions, the heart has symbolized secret joys and sorrows, deep compassion, and love of God and of humanity. In popular culture, it has come to mean romantic love and represents our love for others. In this workshop you will consider your personal symbolism for the heart while learning to create a heart from epoxy resin, lit from within with LED lights. The instructor will run through all of the steps of the project in a demonstration format, from creating an original from clay, to mold making, to setting the led lights, to dying and pouring the epoxy, to finishing the project. Personal cultural symbolism will be discussed. Students will be encouraged to observe and take notes during the workshop, a video will be made available on youtube.com for home use. Materials list for class: pencil and paper.
*Project Materials' list will be given during demonstration. Event MC will be CHAC Education Director Arlette Lucero.
Workshop is taught by CHAC artist Holly Wasinger. Her layered multimedia works in resin reflect the depths of her intellectual curiosity. Her formalized studies of neuroscience, cultural markers in language, and her published research in psychology and history are woven through her art career, transforming her work. In addition to her studio work and gallery shows in Denver, she taught and created art with the youth of the community and people of diverse abilities. She was awarded mural commissions, led community projects and founded a non-profit organization to match local artists with neighborhood institutions. She is currently absorbing the layered cultural history of Pueblo in her ornate studio work. Her most current project is a partnership with technical experts marrying art with technology to address social issues such as isolation.