Workshop: Object Lessons

Workshop: Object Lessons

Nov 6, 2021
10am — 4:30pm

Please join us for a one-day workshop in which Robin Hill and Ulla Warchol will guide participants in making unique, small-scale artworks that explore collaboration and improvisational methods. Found objects and materials, provided by the workshop leaders, will serve as starting points for two-and three-dimensional tactile and visual art explorations.

This workshop aims to provide a jumpstart for one’s creative process. Anyone interested in developing sensibilities around material manipulation, visual perception, and experimentation will find this workshop of interest.

What to expect

Fast-paced and nimble, there will be no set outcome in this workshop, as we are prioritizing improvisation and the creative process. This is a workshop about collaboration — you will be making things in dialogue with a person or persons possibly unknown to you. The objects you take home will be intrinsically connected to objects going home with others. Come prepared to play!


All materials and tools will be provided by the workshop leaders and ArtYard

Robin Hill and Ulla Warchol are the co-curators of Going to the Meadow, a living exhibition currently on view at ArtYard. Individual examples of Object Lessons are installed in the three Very Small Gallery sites, located throughout the ArtYard galleries.

The inspiration for this workshop comes from Hill and Warchol’s project, Object Lessons, a year-long art collaboration which premiered at the San Francisco Center for the Book, on the occasion of John Cage’s 100th birthday. Upon its completion, Hill and Warchol soon grew to realize the potential of Object Lessons to cultivate deeper conversations with one another through objects and material exploration as well as its serendipitous alignment with the theory of joint attention. They have taught versions of this workshop throughout the United States and Europe over the course of the past nine years.

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ArtYard Center
13 Front St.
Frenchtown, NJ
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