Create and Photograph Mini Animals with Sculpey Clay with Ruby Jackson
Sunday, July 14 | 2-5 PM | All Ages (5+) | $10
Space is limited. Advance reservations recommended. Materials will be provided
Second Session: August 11 at 2 PM
Inspired by National Geographic Photo Ark by Joel Sartore, join artist Ruby Jackson for a fun session creating tiny animals out of Sculpey clay and then photographing them with your smart phones in our mini photo studio. The workshop lasts up to three hours long, which includes time to fire the work, and is open to all people five years and older.
Ruby Jackson has been known to describe herself as a one-time juvenile delinquent saved by art. She grew up in Queens where she would cut school, smoke cigarettes, and steal late-night deliveries to the bagel store. After barely graduating high school she headed to New York City to be an artist. Having no formal training, she developed original techniques in many media–a process which continues to this day. After moving to the East End of Long Island, Ruby earned a degree in Art Education, survived breast cancer, discovered snorkeling, and took up the flying trapeze. She also was Assistant to the Director of the Pollock Krasner House for more than a decade. She is passionate about teaching art to children and has conducted workshops in the public schools, as well as for the Nature Conservancy, the South Fork Natural History Museum, and the Children’s Museum of the East End.
During this period, Ruby created a large and distinctive body of work in wood, ceramic, pen and ink, polymer clay, oil, acrylic, and gouache. Her imagery typically takes inspiration from natural forms, which she abstracts and explores using original techniques. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Long Island, and Sarasota, Florida.