Around the Block with Romare Bearden

AroundTheBlockAround the Block with Romare Bearden

Years ago my dad, Jay Kilburn, introduced me to one of his very favorite artists, Romare Bearden, and he quickly became one of mine as well.  As an ode to my dad, my own artistic hero, during the week of Father’s Day, I am offering this class in his honor.

A wonderful historical storyteller through interesting and colorfully juxtaposed photocollages, Romare Bearden’s art is truly cool.

In 1971 created a large 6-panel piece of art representing a Harlem neighborhood, which he titled ‘The Block’.  Later these panels were used to illustrate a book by the same name, which includes 13 poems by poet, Langston Hughes. The artwork itself hangs today in The Met in NYC.  In the class we will explore Bearden’s life and his ‘Block’ as well as our own Tulsa ‘Block’ through personal photographs and storytelling. We will also look at Bearden’s works he created about jazz musicians, a deep love of his, and create our own photocollaged musicians while listening to jazz music ourselves!

A fun collage week using wood, paper, photos, music, stories, glue, fabric and scissors! How can you go wrong?!

A Jazzy Little Art Show will be held on the final day!

Classes are held at my studio located in the upstairs of the Carriage House Gallery, located directly behind the Tulsa Garden Center at 2435 S. Peoria.

*  This class is also open to 4 year olds who parents feel are quite mature enough to handle an intensive 3 hour class.  Please use best judgment. Thank you!

Class Schedule

Session & Age Date Time Cost
* Session 1 (Ages 4 – 7)  (SOLD OUT) June 15 – 19, 2015 9am – Noon $150
Session 2 (Ages 8 – 12)  (SOLD OUT) June 15 – 19, 2015 1 – 4pm $150

Please select your class and session below. A 50% transferable, but non-refundable, deposit is required to reserve your space, and the remainder is due on the first day of class.

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