Apr 27 2020
Workshop: Expanding a Sustainable Art Practice wit...

Workshop: Expanding a Sustainable Art Practice wit...

Presented by Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council at The Big Room at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

Learn about how technology, such as large-format archival printing, 3-D scanning, and 3-D printing, can enhance the quality of your artwork, increase production, and execute sustainable practices.

Technology is a driving force in the history of artmaking and helps shape art forms and practices. In this workshop, regardless of your tech savviness, you will join artist Fran Flaherty to learn how technology can improve the quality of your artwork and increase productivity. Attendees will learn the following:

use large-format archival printing, 3-D printing, and 3-D scanning to enhance the quality of your work
how technology can increase production
how to execute sustainable practices
learn about artists using the same methods

About Fran Flaherty

Fran Flaherty is a deaf artist living in Pittsburgh for over 25 years. As a first generation immigrant from the Philippines, her work is centered in issues surrounding migrant family relations and assimilation, maternal feminism, disability aesthetics, and social work. Her work is inspired by the care paradigm. A premise that human beings cannot survive alone and the progress of human beings, as a species, flows from our identity as social animals, connected to one another through ties of love, kinship, and clanship. It is the prospect of this harmony that inspired her to create “Anthropology of Motherhood,” an ongoing project that elevates the act of care-giving through fine art by transforming mundane objects of caregiving into valuable art pieces such as paintings, sculpture, and mixed media pieces.

Admission Info

Tickets: $10

Phone: (412) 391-2060

Email: info@pittsburghartscouncil.org

Dates & Times

2020/04/27 - 2020/04/27

Location Info

The Big Room at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Counci...

810 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Accessibility Info

How can we help you fully participate?
GPAC is committed to making its programs accessible to everyone. If you require an accommodation or service (i.e., ASL; Open Captioning; Audio Description; digital, large-print or Braille materials, etc.) to fully participate, please contact Juan ( info@pittsburghartscouncil.org or 412-391-2060 ext. 230) at least two weeks prior to the event. If an accommodation would be helpful and the lead time is less than two weeks, please let us know so we can make every effort to help you fully participate. To learn more, check out our Accessibility at GPAC page.

GPAC’s offices and Big Room event space are wheelchair accessible including elevator service and accessible restrooms. GPAC also welcomes all visitors with assistance animals.