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Open Studio with Nicole Preissl

CAG is delighted to welcome Nicole Preissl as our Open Studio guest artist for Winter 2021. Open Studio presents a series of art-making videos for families inspired by contemporary art practices and CAG’s current exhibitions. Videos will be released on our website and social media platforms on the third Saturday of the month from February to April. Free material kits will be available in limited quantities for pick-up from CAG on the day of each video release.

Clay Houses

For our second remote Open Studio with Nicole Preissl, Nicole leads us in a clay-making activity inspired by Christine Howard Sandoval’s exhibition A wall is a shadow on the land. Christine’s artwork uses adobe mud, a very old building material, made from a mixture of natural materials. Generations of women in Christine’s family were adobe brick makers.

Watch the video and follow along as Nicole creates a miniature house structure out of clay. She’ll share tips and tricks for working with clay and natural materials.