This workshop aims to create a bridge between children from DC and Beijing through the exchange of handmade postcards. By creating these postcards with materials that reflect Chinese and American cultures, UCCA and Transformer hope to encourage cultural exchange and understanding between the children of both regions. The workshop is conducted by three visual artists from Washington DC, Chandi Kelley, Stephanie Kwak and Paul Shortt.
UCCA Children’s Artist Workshop
These workshops provide an opportunity for families to learn about contemporary art and for children to develop their artistic talents in the company of leading artists. Children’s workshops are organized in conjunction with UCCA exhibitions.
* Recommended for children aged 5-9.
* All materials provided.
* From Tuesday to Friday 11:00-18:00 please call +86 10 57800200 to book. Please note that you can only book 1 seat at a time.
Members can also book by calling +86 10 57800291 or by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Doors close 15 minutes after event begins. No late entry.
Chandi Kelley graduated with a BFA in photography from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in 2004. From 2010 to 2012 she was a member of the DC Arts Center artist collective Sparkplug. Her work is in the permanent collection of the U.S. Embassy in Malta and in private collections throughout the U.S.
Stephanie Kwak received a Master of Arts in Communication, Culture & Technology at Georgetown University. She lived and worked in Tokyo for two years as an Oberlin Shansi Fellow, where she became interested in visual arts’ relationship to media studies and cross-cultural communications. She is a Development & Communications Coordinator at Transformer.
Paul Shortt received his MFA in New Media Art from the University of Illinois. He has been in numerous group shows in Chicago, Kansas City and New York City. His works typically engage the public in physical interactions and conversations that examine every day experiences and cultural norms, often in humorous ways.
Transformer is a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization that connects and promotes emerging artists locally, nationally and internationally through artist-centered exhibitions and educational programs.