Thursday, August 30, 2012
KIDSART 'SENSES' WAS A COMPLETE SUCCESS, culminating with Patricia Hernandez's SMELL camp and David Brieske's and Juan Maristany's SOUND camp. Here are some fun photos from their artistic journey and experience. We are also very excited to announce that we are gearing up towards a new collaboration with CIFO, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, where we will be conducting three sessions of art camps for children, ages 5 to 12.
SAVE THE DATES: September 29th, October 13th and November 3rd. We will announce the artists very soon.
For more information about our upcoming workshops and events email us at: email@example.com
'Describe the Smell' by Patricia Hernandez.
The workshop functioned in several parts. First, our team held a series of fun experiments, along with an educational component on the olfactory system and olfactory art. Then lead to a live online radio broadcast, where the students themselves shared and performed as experts on anything olfactory, describing each smell, and leaving room for them to use their own imagination. Parents and listeners were able to tune in in real time and everything was archived online.
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'Surrounded By Sound' by David Brieske and Juan Maristany.
The kids were introduced to how artists collect, process and use sound in their work. The workshop took place at a scultpure studio, at the Little River Yacht Club, where the surrounding materials and tools wiere used as source material for sounds.
Thanks to all the artists, volunteers, Legal Arts, the Little River Yacht Club and a very special thanks to the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs for their support!
Sunday, August 5, 2012
KIDSART SENSES: Taste of Color, Taste by Number: by Jiae Hwang.
'Taste of Color, Taste by Number' explored the colorful and mysterious world of taste. Using various tasty medium, children learnead how to play with their senses when tasked to describe flavors in a visual manner. They learned to differentiate between making art with their eyes and making art following guidance from their taste buds. A super tasty camp.
Jiae and her half orange Juan welcome the kids--thanks Juan you are awesome!
They have no idea the tasty treat they got ahead of them
Ok kids ready for some tasting?
Catalina brings a tiny little piece of color for Kira and Guliana to try
Samira and Phoenix yuck!
Alejandro: I sense a very bright color--I have tasted this before!
The tastes: Twizzlers Rainbow: Strawberry, Orange, Lemonade, Watermelon, Blue
Raspberry, and Grape + Apple + licorice
Dried seaweed, dried Shitaki mushroom, goldfish crackers, beef jerky,
Starburst: strawberry, lemon, cheery, Mysterious jelly bean flavors.
Afterwards, the kids used their tasting experience to recreate their experience on boards, using all types of mediums, including candy.
Special thanks to our great volunteer Lauri Hand for coming over early on a Saturday to work with the kids. Also, check out the Ecomarket store, they donated all the incredible earth friendly plates and utensils the kids are using to eat their meals.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
SIGHT: Reinterpreting Form by Mauricio Gonzalez
The workshop ‘Reinterpreting Form’ encouraged the kids to evaluate and rearrange common objects and materials into new and more complex forms. During this exercise, the kids explored a hidden world of possibilities that exist behind these objects and materials, while become more sensible towards them. Also, they were introduced to a selection of tools and equipment that will make the realization of ideas more viable, that may otherwise seem too abstract for them.
Phoenix T Pierre
Victoria RodriguezGiuliana Mizrahi
Kira Luna Nichtawitz
Mauricio (Mauri) gives Eva a hand with her piece
Special thanks to: Catalina Roca and Camila Gonzalez--our great assistants.
Also, thanks to Raiza Perrault from Ecomarket Store for providing us with the mosta amazing earth friendly plates, utensils and plastic bags!!!
Monday, June 4, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
|Artist Agustina Woodgate will host the last installment of CIFO's Family Cultural Spot for the|
exhibition Frames and Documents: Conceptualist Practices, Saturday, March 3.
For this workshop kids will be asked to bring an article of clothing they could dispose of. Using these garments Woodgate will explore the understanding of materials through deconstruction, dialog and storytelling and guide children through the process of finding meaning in all their decisions and transformations. The kids will also be taken on an insightful tour of the exhibition Frames and Documents: Conceptualist Practices highlighting works that inspired this activity.
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Time: 1-3 pm
Location: CIFO Art Space,1018 N. Miami Ave,Miami, FL 33136
Admission: $5 per child,
Free for CIFO Members
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase tickets here
For kids ages 5-12
Cost includes full entertainment, professional instruction, all materials, take home projects, and a snack!
About the artist
Agustina Woodgate graduated from the National University of Visual Arts, Argentina, in 2004 and has exhibited extensively in U.S and abroad. She has initiated collaborative projects and has been awarded artists residencies both nationally and internationally. Her practice aims to create art that fosters exchanges between people rather than encounters between a viewer and object. Through these exchanges, meaning is elaborated collectively, rather than in the space of individual consumption. Her works explore the physical, emotional and cultural relationships we have with our surroundings by examining how individuals aspire, adapt, observe, connect, seek and find solutions for living. For more information please visit: http://agustinawoodgate.com
This program was co-organized by the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation and Artoconecto, a non-profit arts advocacy organization based in Miami, FL, dedicated to creating and promoting unique artistic projects. ArtoConecto's kids programs seek to introduce children to the rich cultural and artistic diversity in the Miami community. For more information on ArtoConecto visit
Monday, February 20, 2012
The artist Domingo Castillo
Domingo shows the kids different corporal movements to interpret the works on the walls
Extending actions such as walking
Samira learns about walking slowly as a conceptual performance example
Stretch a bit before their reinterpretations of the works from Frames and Documents
Performance # 1
Performance # 2
Performance # 3
The kids with George
Admiring the current exhibition at CIFO, Frames and Documents
George and McKenzy
Phoenix cutting some yellow tape
Kamilla shows her piece
George and the kids
Latron shows his amazing creation
Our super volunteer Cooper giving a helping hand and lift
More young artists at work
Friday, January 20, 2012