Since March of 2020, Laguna Art Museum’s Education Department has conducted its Family Art Night with the Boys & Girls Club of the Central Coast (Santa Ana branch) via Zoom twice each month.
In anticipation of Laguna Art Museum’s annual Imagination Celebration festival, this year inspired by the Wayne Thiebaud: Clowns exhibition, we are excited to highlight some of the art made by Family Art Night participants in an exhibition we are calling Class Clown.
Clown Face was a live face painting workshop in which face paint sets and red clown noses were distributed to families in advance. Families and LAM staff had fun being silly while transforming their own faces with bright colors and shapes, into unique expressions.
For the Clown Compositions workshop, families received oil pastels and cardstock in advance and created their works of art prior to the live Zoom share. During the share, participants discussed their inspiration and process.
Class Clown is installed at Laguna Art Museum in the LAM+LAB education space along with a few fun clown-inspired art-making stations. When it is safe to re-open LAM+LAB, we hope to welcome you to the museum and our educational space so that you and your family can see this art in-person and have fun being silly together.
We would like to thank participants of Family Art Night for their willingness to share and for bringing joy into our lives each time we meet virtually. We especially wish to thank Lupita Mena, whose dedication and passion makes this partnership even more joyful.
Support for this program was provided by U.S. Bank and the Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation.