Draw@Moca September 19, 2015

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Draw@Moca September 19, 2015 says
DRAW@MOCA is series of Saturday afternoon drawing workshops from 1-3pm. This series will also feature a different guest artist each month. Read details below about upcoming workshops and discounts!

This series of DRAW@MOCA will be led by MOCA GA Working Artist Project Fellow, Jiha Moon!
Jiha Moon is from DaeGu, Korea and lives and works in Atlanta, GA. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Her works have been acquired by Asia Society, New York, NY, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, Smithsonian Institute, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC and The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA. She has had solo exhibitions at MOCA GA, Atlanta GA, Weatherspoon Museum Greensboro, NC, the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC and The Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, CUNY Graduate Center, NY, NY and her current solo show is at Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA which will travel to Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in this fall 2015. She was the winner of MOCA GA's Working Artist Project Award in 2013.

Jiha Moon had this to say about this series of DRAW@MOCA:
I chose artists who are active in the Atlanta art scene and beyond. Especially, guest artists who are also exploring the idea of "drawing" in their own practice, and are not limited to the traditio

Iconic Portraiture
Saturday, September 19, 2015 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Guest Artist: Lydia Walls

This class will show guests how to translate photos of their loved ones and/or pets into a special iconic portrait. Like Lydia’s portraits people will draw someone they love and care. This can not only be a member of family, friends, pets, but also be historic figures, celebrity, fictional characters and so on. Bring the picture of who you want to draw then, we will explore to make this portrait more iconic image by adding text, patterns of any interesting background as well. It will offer an introduction to several art making techniques including the use of a grid system method and collage process. Along with making a custom portrait, guests will have the opportunity to visit MOCA GA's exhibition, Georgia Georgia to see how other artists' processes have evolved.

Lydia Walls is a native Georgia portrait, mural, installation, and stop animation artist. She obtained her BFA in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking from Georgia State University in 2006. Immediately following school, she joined the Golden Blizzard art collective. In 2015, Lydia served as the ACAC's Gilda Radner Research and Translation Center’s inaugural Artist-In-Residence and interpreted materials and created for the program both on- and off-site. She completed the murals at restaurants Ria's Bluebird and El Myriachi in 2014, painted 100 Southerners in 2013, 365 portraits between June 2011-June 2012, and regularly paints custom pet and people portrait commissions. Lydia is represented by Barbara Archer Gallery.
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By: The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia - MOCA GA

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