Free Sculpture Making Workshop

Sat, Jul 29 9:30am - 3:00pm


MAC 21456 Hwy 175

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The Middletown Art Center (MAC) is excited to invite the public to join the first of many “RECIPROCITY” events that will revitalize the EcoArts Sculpture Walk at Trailside Park. On Saturday July 29th and Sunday July 30th, renowned Pomo basket weaver, Corine Pearce and sculptor, Laura Kennedy will lead community-engaged artmaking to co-create sculptures of animal species that once inhabited park lands from natural materials. This, and all RECIPROCITY events are free and open to people of all ages and abilities. Gathering at the Park at 9:30am on Saturday, Pearce will share with the group stories and the wisdom and practice of caring for the trees, land, and all of its inhabitants as we work together to create larger than life animal sculptures from oak and manzanita branches. Participants will spend some time learning to tend to sprouting oaks at the park with sensitivity to their role in, and health of the ecosystem. Before it gets too hot, the group will move to the MAC studio where they will work together as the sculptures begin to take on life. No experience is required. Please bring clippers, loppers and gloves if you have them, plenty of water and a lunch as work will continue into the afternoon. Everyone is invited to join again, or for the first time on Sunday morning at 10am at MAC with hopes to install the first sculpture later that day! This event is sure to be not only fun and educational, but meaningful as well. Please RSVP at or click here. This activity is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, through the Upstate California Creative Corps program.

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