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Workshop with Hanoch Piven

27
Jan/14

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting visiting Israeli artist Hanoch Piven on next Wednesday, February 5th at 1:00pm for a “drawing with objects” workshop in the Tinkering Studio.

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The "Drawing with Objects Workshop" has been developed by Hanoch Piven after many years of working with children in school visits and has been presented all over the world in a variety of settings. We like how his exploring of familiar materials in unfamiliar ways can open the eyes of workshop participants to a new way of looking at our surroundings and create a space for playfulness, flexibility, and possibility.

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In the tinkering studio we'll be turning a pile of seemingly random materials into expressive, humorous, and whimsical faces. Here are a few of Hanoch's portraits.

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We're looking forward to seeming what kind of imaginative collages and also to hear Hanoch's insights about the way people interpret the found objects. I like how the workshop demystifies the process and allows people who don't think of themselves as artists to make expressive creations. 

Here's a little more about Hanoch:

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The colorful and witty collages of Israeli illustrator Hanoch Piven have appeared throughout the last 20 years on both sides of the Atlantic: in most major American magazines and newspapers such as Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone and have graced the covers of European publications such as Esquire UK or Der Spiegel. Piven's work is in the permanent collection of The Prints and Photographs Division of The Library of Congress in Washington DC where he presented his award-winning book: “What Presidents Are Made of” in 2004, chosen by Time Magazine as one of the Best books of 2004.

Thanks to the Consulate General of Israel for the support to bring Hanoch Piven to the Exploratorium!

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