This month, join HCCC current resident artist Angel Oloshove to explore color, form, and texture by creating abstract monoprints. Participants will experiment with color theory and shapes to create an expressive composition. Through exploring the color wheel, learn how to create new shades by mixing primary colors, and use both complimentary and contrasting colors to add a layer of texture to your print. Discover how Angel uses color combinations, such as ombre color pairs and organic shapes, in her own ceramic works and prints.
To find inspiration for your abstract shapes, visit Angel’s studio, the Craft Garden, and the new exhibition, Treachery of Material: The Surrealist Impulse in Craft. Then, unleash your imagination to create your own dynamic monoprint!
Note: Please allow 25 minutes to complete this activity. The activity will take place indoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
About Angel Oloshove
Angel Oloshove studied painting at California College of the Arts and later worked in graphic design and toy development in Tokyo. In 2009, she turned her focus to developing her studio practice in ceramic sculpture. Her work often experiments with painterly glazes to express feelings of transcendental experiences through form and color. She has balanced a fine-art practice of sculptural ceramics with having her own line of functional design pottery, which is stocked in boutiques throughout the country, including Asher Gallery. Her exhibition, Floating Worlds, was selected as a “Critic’s Pick” for the April, 2015, issue of Artforum. In 2015, she was named one of “Ten Modern Ceramists Shaping the Future” by AnOther Magazine. Angel’s ceramic designs and artworks were shown at the inaugural Texas Design Fair at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. She has also exhibited at Gallery Hanahou (New York), Front St. Gallery (Oakland, CA), and several arts institutions across Japan. For more information on Angel’s work, please visit https://www.angeloloshove.com/.
HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free drop-in event held the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children of all ages are welcome to come any time between 11 AM and 3 PM and participate in a 15 – 20 minute activity. Materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product, and history of craft. Learn more here.