Art After Noon: Salt Dough Pollen Sculptures

Ages:

Adult
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Program Description

Event Details

Learn how to mix and color salt dough so that you can make your own sculpture with ingredients found in your kitchen. Once we mix our salt dough, artist and educator Nicole Banowetz will share her own artwork which is inspired by the microscopic to get us ready to look closely at flowers and zoom into their pollen. We will learn about their unique shapes while we sculpt together. 

Materials (please have these items measured out and ready before class begins):

  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • Bowl for mixing
  • Food color or natural colorants (curry powder, instant coffee, turmeric, or matcha). Optional
  • Various sculpting tools from the kitchen or junk drawer (butter knife, toothpicks, plastic cutlery, chopstick, bbq skewer, and/or paper clip)
  • Work surface (parchment paper, scrap paper, or cookie sheet)

Sculpture of pollen next to an image of pollen

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About this series:

Art After Noon brings professional artists from throughout Colorado into your own home through Zoom to teach art and provide engaging, unique experiences. Designed specifically for people age 50+, these drop-in classes will inspire creativity and connection and will help you build artistic skills, all by using materials that you can find in your pantry or cabinets. Over the course of this series, we will explore printmaking, watercolor, collage, and other multi-media art forms. Each class is designed as a standalone experience -- come to as few or as many as you like. You must register for each one individually.

Please register below. If you have questions or need help registering, contact Amy DelPo at adelpo@denverlibrary.org.

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