Sarah Haviland studio photo by Ada Cruz
Phone (914) 669-5033
Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden
28 Deveau Road
North Salem, NY 10560
Becoming a Bird: Creating Small Environmental Sculptures
Artist Talk and Workshop with Sarah Haviland
If you were a bird, what kind would you be? Using recycled and everyday materials, participants will create personalized bird sculptures inspired by local and endangered birds. Following a brief tour of sculptures in the gallery, we will explore human-bird relationships and environmental issues, sharing stories of mythical bird-figures from around the world.
Materials will be provided, but participants may bring their own recycled materials or lightweight mementos to use in collage style, such as photos, decorative papers, packaging, ribbons, labels, etc.
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm
Adults, children age 12 and over are welcome!
Free with Museum Admission
Participants will create their own colorful 3D bird-figures based on familiar and endangered birds, as they consider human-bird relationships in art and myth.
Share human-bird stories and images, including childhood memories, religious traditions, decorative motifs, popular culture, fantasy, and film
Learn about environmental art made with found materials
Study local birds, using photos and colorful papers to invent bird-figures
Transform flat 2D images into 3D sculptures with simple techniques
Become caretakers of the environment through identification with birds
Materials and Tools Provided for Group Workshop:
Printed photos of birds and bird-figures to share
Sample projects, wire-mesh bird silhouettes
Decorative papers, colorful found objects
Glues, wire, hooks
Scissors, needle-nose pliers, plastic tablecloths
Recommended for adults and children 12 and over