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Create and Photograph Mini Animals with Sculpey Clay with Ruby Jackson

Sunday, August 11  | 2 PM & 3:30 PM | All Ages (5+) | $10

Space is limited. Advance reservations recommended. Materials will be provided.

Please arrive at one of the two the start times for instruction.

Inspired by National Geographic Photo Ark by Joel Sartore, join artist Ruby Jackson for a fun session creating tiny animals out of Sculpey clay and then photographing them with your iPhones in our mini photo studio. The workshop lasts up to three hours long, which includes time to fire the work, and is open to all people five years and older.

Ruby Jackson has been known to describe herself as a one-time juvenile delinquent saved by art.  She grew up in Queens where she would cut school, smoke cigarettes, and steal late-night deliveries to the bagel store.  After barely graduating high school she headed to New York City to be an artist.  Having no formal training, she developed original techniques in many media–a process which continues to this day.  After moving to the East End of Long Island, Ruby earned a degree in Art Education, survived breast cancer, discovered snorkeling, and took up the flying trapeze.  She also was Assistant to the Director of the Pollock Krasner House for more than a decade.  She is passionate about teaching art to children and has conducted workshops in the public schools, as well as for the Nature Conservancy, the South Fork Natural History Museum, and the Children’s Museum of the East End.

During this period, Ruby created a large and distinctive body of work in wood, ceramic, pen and ink, polymer clay, oil, acrylic, and gouache. Her imagery typically takes inspiration from natural forms, which she abstracts and explores using original techniques.  Her work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Long Island, and Sarasota, Florida.

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Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Website:
http://www.southamptonartscenter.org

PAINT YOUR WORLD - a 40-Year Retrospective of the Work of Michael Paraskevas

Saturday Sep 21 - Sunday Nov 10

Sponsored by Dan's Papers Michael Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children’s books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two created and wrote the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon that went on to win a Gemini Award for Best Animated Series. Two more of the team’s books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family. In addition, Mickey has worked for most major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone, to name but a few. Dan’s Papers has proudly used over 100 paintings of Michael’s covers over the past 30 years along with thousands of cartoons and comics.

RACONTEURS - An Evening of Storytelling: "Secrets"

07:00 pm, Thursday Sep 26

After a successful debut in May, Southampton Arts Center will once again present the popular Raconteurs Storytelling Evening, this time with the theme of “Secrets”.  Each participant will tell a true story about a secret of their own. These short and sweet tales are sure to make you laugh and cry. September Raconteurs include Marissa Fallon Friedes, Sima Freierman, Allan Kronzek, Greg Monske, Mickey Paraskevas, Stefanie Sacks, and Brenda Simmons. Sponsored by Patricia A. Sanders.

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