Visit MOCA during our November Family Weekend to explore the world of sculpture making in contemporary art! This month’s activities will focus on experimentation and making sculptures with non-traditional sculpture materials — materials that are often seen as disposable — such as cardboard, textiles, foam, wood, and craft paints.
Get inspired by the anti-monumental sculptures in Phyllida Barlow’s exhibition Eleven Columns before making your own three-dimensional art.
Workshops with Kendra Yee
Saturday, November 4
Join arts practitioner Kendra Yee for an introductory workshop on sculpture that will explore the role of memory and storytelling in art-making. This workshop will invite participants to translate lived experiences into a sculptural work that they can take home with them.
Registration is required for these workshops as there is limited capacity.
TD Community Sunday
Sunday, November 5
Channel your creativity using what are often seen as disposable and non-art materials such as cardboard, textiles, foam, wood, and craft paints. Discover the grand forms of sculpture by crafting personal, mini-monuments or even anti-monuments in this drop in activity. Taking inspiration from Barlow’s non-monumental approach, these sculptures can be taken home or left behind to be reimagined into new artworks.
About the Artist
Kendra Yee (b. 1995, Tkaronto/ Toronto) is an arts practitioner that seeks to materialize the truths and fictions of memory. Yee pulls tales from personal stories, lived experience, and collective narratives to develop site-specific installations that carve alternative archives. Yee has programmed and exhibited with Patel Brown (Toronto), Heavy Manners (Los Angeles), The Artists Project (Toronto), Juxtapoz (NYC), The Letter Bet (Montreal), Xpace Cultural Centre (Toronto), and is the upcoming artist in residence for the RBC Emerging Artist Program at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Spring 2024).
Family Weekend Schedule
1–2 pm Artist-led Workshop*
2 pm Kid-friendly tour
3–4 pm Artist-led Workshop*
4 pm Kid-friendly Tour
*Registration is required and there is a fee of $5 per person. General Admission to the museum is not included. MOCA Members at the Individual level and above can access these workshops for free.
12–4 pm Drop-in Workshop
2 pm & 4 pm Kid-friendly Tour
*Admission is free for all visitors on TD Community Sunday.