TAKEOVER! Alumni Artist-Led Workshop: Sculpey Mini’s with Ruby Jackson
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 | 3-6 PM | $20 ($15 for Friends of SAC)
KIDS and ADULTS welcome (Ages 5+)
Join TAKEOVER! 2019 alum artist Ruby Jackson for the return of her super fun workshop creating tiny objects out of Sculpey clay.
Ruby will teach you how to make miniature food, little animals, beads, or other imaginative things. The workshop will be three hours long, which includes time to fire the work. It is open to all people five years and older.
TAKEOVER 2020! Artists in Residence was conceived and curated by Amy Kirwin
ON VIEW FEBRUARY 1-APRIL 12, 2020
Sponsored by Ingrid Arneberg
Additional support provided by the Long Island Community Foundation
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.