Wall Works facilitates a dynamic public art project that connects acclaimed contemporary artists with the imaginations of local K-12 students. SMMoA provides participating classrooms with supplies and instruction and then invites the young artists to an opening celebrating their collaborative installation at the Museum.
The program is free and includes all supplies. Participation is open to all classrooms willing to meet the project requirements; enrollment is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Project components include a video lesson plan and a Wall Works kit with art supplies and the resource material needed to complete the project in the classroom. Teachers oversee the students' creation of individual projects and every artwork is installed by professional museum sta ff to create a large-scale, collaborative work at SMMoA's Wall Works gallery in the Bergamot Station Arts Center. In this heavily-trafficked destination for art enthusiasts and the general public, thousands of people enjoy the Wall Works project during each exhibition period.
Wall Works: Peter Shire-The Walls Have Eyes
Artist and ceramicist Peter Shire of Echo Park Pottery presents a project where students will make drawings of eyes onto ceramic discs. Each "eye" will be installed along a striped and patterned wall for viewers to see. Enjoy the Wall Works public art project created by K-12 students in collaboration with artist Peter Shire and Echo Park Pottery.