Art Making Studio

Artmaking is a studio for all kinds of creating, both 2 and 3 dimensional objects.  Artists may work with paint on canvas, colored pencils and markers on paper, or sew embroidery thread into cloth.  If they prefer working 3-dimensionally, they may choose to use paper mache, make a soft sculpture of felt and stuffing, or glue together wooden odds and ends for an unexpected masterpiece.  The materials and ways of working are endless in the Artmaking Studio, it’s all about the imagination and where our artists want to go.

I am most inspired by the process of the artists, from the initial idea to the finished piece.  It is a wonder to see a small sketch of Matthew Treggiari’s cat drawing go through multiple steps and trials before it is carefully and finally formed into a yard-long pillow of various fabrics, textures, and threads.  Or I love to see Charlie Hurvitz’s obsession with Miley Cyrus evolve into a 3-dimensional portrait of her framed within dazzling nightlife bead work.

Cathy Moynihan, Art Making Studio Supervisor