Explore how to transform negative space with Phoenix-based teaching artist Stacy Marko. Gather inspiration from José Damasceno’s installation Nota sobre uma cena acesa ou os dez mil lápis (Note on a Lit Scene or the Ten Thousand Pencils) from the Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo exhibition as you manipulate unconventional materials to create a hidden image.
About the Teaching Artist
Stacy Marko earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and went on to pursue a career in education, earning her Masters Degree in Education from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Marko currently teaches Art and Design, Drawing and Painting, Ceramics and Honors Art at McClintock High School in Tempe, Arizona. She sponsors the National Art Honor Society at McClintock. For the past several summers, Marko has been an instructor at the Summer Arts Academy at Desert Vista High School. Since 2013, Ms. Marko has also been a Dual Enrollment Instructor at Rio Salado Community College. She also taught at Mountain Pointe High School and Desert Vista High School in the Tempe area.
Make It! is a monthly drop-in, family-friendly, hands on art-making activity for all. Each month features a different activity inspired by objects in the Museum’s collection or current exhibitions and collaborations with different local artists to create activities that introduce participants to new materials, perspectives and ways of connecting.
Make It! is free and part of #PhxArtFamily and #FreeAfterThree (each Wednesday, general admission is free from 3:00-9:00 p.m.).
Image credit: José Damasceno, Nota sobre uma cena acesa ou os dez mil lápis (Note on a Lit Scene or the Ten Thousand Pencils), 2000. 10,000 pencils on wall. Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo Collection, MAM Contemporary Nucleus Acquisition. Photo by Everton Ballardin.