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 is part of #PhxArtFamily and #FreeAfterThree (each Wednesday, general admission is free from 3pm-9pm).
May is all about texture! Gather inspiration from Mathias Goeritz’ Mensaje (Message), 1979, and create your own composition with artist Julie Peters using foil and textured surfaces from everyday objects.
About the Artist
Julie Peters first became fascinated with texture in the 1960s. She remembers making a low-relief fish using paper mâché and pushing the goo around with her fingers until the texture was just right. Over the years, Julie’s fascination with texture expanded as she further explored mixed media techniques to create both two and three-dimensional works of art. As an art teacher at North High School, Julie enjoys introducing her students to texture through creating sculptures from found objects, manipulated paint and paper to form textural surfaces, and even works with felted fibers. Julie’s personal art-making explores texture by incorporating a range of media and objects within each piece.