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1-Day Workshop | Bio Art: Artmaking with Nature

*Price includes a $30 Studio Fee for all materials provided.


Class Description:

This 1-day workshop combines art history and experimentation to explore the emerging movement of Bio Art. Rooted in environmental concerns and science, Bio Art can range from working with natural materials to manipulating DNA. Participants will learn new ways to look at art, represented in the DAM’s collection by artists like Ernesto Neto and Karen Kitchel.


No prior technical knowledge or specific experience is required, though a sense of curiosity and willingness to experiment will be richly rewarded. The DAM’s Sensory Garden will be a focal point, and the class will feature a lecture along with hands-on experimentation and artmaking.


What to Expect:

The class will begin with an introduction to a material or way of making with a brief lecture meant to inspire and inform. Then students will be invited to explore materials, with time saved at the end to share our work. Experimentation is greatly encouraged. This is a class with no real rules except for safety.


Class Cancellation Policy:

If a class or workshop needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather or teacher illness, a “make-up” day will be scheduled on a FRIDAY or SATURDAY as the educator’s schedule allows.



All materials will be provided for this workshop and are included in the Studio Fee of $30.



Lauri Lynnxe Murphy is a bio artist, sculptor, curator and writer living in Denver, Colorado. She received her MFA from The Ohio State University on University Fellowship in 2012 and has spent her life building community and DIY gallery spaces and advocating for artists alongside her own robust studio practice. Her work is research-driven and science-based, and focuses on insect extinction, mutation, climate change and biophilia. Much of her work is made by collaborating with endangered species and the systems they employ, such as building sculptures with bees or making drawings with snails.

Saturday, August 03, 2024 - 10:00 AM - 12 Remaining
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