Past Event Joanna Keane Lopez Workshop: Adobe Architecture & Contemporary Sculpture

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Thursday, February 16, 2023
6:00 – 9:00 pm

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Join State of the Art: Constructs artist, Joanna Keane Lopez for an introduction to the adobe architecture of New Mexico and its application to contemporary sculpture. In this three-hour workshop, 12 attendees will learn about and have hands-on experience with the following:

  • History, politics, cultural contexts & organizations of adobe architecture in New Mexico
  • Learning about soil composition
  • Related tools
  • Making adobe bricks
  • The general construction of laying and leveling adobes
  • Mud plastering techniques

Light refreshments for attendees and all necessary materials and tools will be provided—$ 50 for non-members; $38 for members. Registration is required. 12-person workshop capacity.

Not able to do the workshop but want to watch? Part of the workshop will be held in the Museum’s lobby so Museum guests can watch the adobe process firsthand. Joanna Keane Lopez will be on site for FREE performances at the Museum’s February 18th Midwinter Blues event.