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Zhang Huan, Seeds, 2007. Detail. Photo courtesy of © Museum Associates/LACMA.
Zhang Huan, Seeds, 2007. Detail. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

Thursday, March 26, 6–8 pm

Workshop: Drawing with Fire and Ash

Smart Museum of Art
The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

This hands-on workshop delves into the mysteries of one of Earth’s most elemental materials: fire.

The program begins with a tour of the special exhibition The Allure of Matter and in-gallery drawing exercises based around gunpowder and ash paintings by Cai Guo-Qiang and Zhang Huan. Then, the artmaking continues in the sculpture garden where participants can draw with fire itself and its byproducts, ash and charcoal.

Plus, there will be fire-roasted treats!

FREE. Space and materials may be limited. Open to participants of all skill levels. Please register in advance.