Family Dynamic: Sterling Ruby, Melanie Schiff and Family

Saturday, March 14, 2015 | 10 am

Photographer Melanie Schiff's work explores ideas about personal and collective experience, spanning classic genres of portraiture, still life, and performance through the use of light and form. Sterling Ruby works in a variety of media including collage, ceramics, painting, and video. Inspired by his daughters, who regularly make mobiles for their rooms and to hang above their brother’s crib, Ruby began building large hanging sculptures at the studio. He refers to these dynamic sculptures made from painted wood, engine blocks, textiles, cardboard boxes, and buckets, among other objects, as "floating collage." It’s just one example of the mutual exchange of creativity that takes place in their home. Meet this artistic family and create your own floating collage using an armature and playing with balance and composition. All materials are provided, but bring your own photographs, scraps, and objects to add a personal touch!

Family Dynamic is a new series of hands-on experiences that uncover the ways artists cultivate creativity within their family. Co-led by acclaimed contemporary artists from LACMA’s collection and their children, the workshops reveal the creative exchange that takes place between parent and child and the ways they draw inspiration from each other. View a schedule of additional family workshops. 

LACMA, classes meet on the Los Angeles Times Central | 10 am–12 pm
$50 One LACMA Member + One Child | $50 One NexGen Member + One Adult | $60 One Adult + One Child | $20 Each Additional Family Member.
Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.
Note: Art materials and parking fees included in tuition; limited enrollment. Proof of age for children may be requested. Children ages 4+ and their caregivers.
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Image: Sterling Ruby, SCALE (4586), 2013, Steel, paint, cardboard, yarn, fabric and mixed media, image courtesy the artist

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