The Community Group Program at the DIA

The Community Group Program at the DIA is a unique opportunity for the museum to partner with local agencies to provide one-of-a-kind art experiences in the galleries and studio with DIA teaching artists. This program is based on studio teaching philosophy which engages students, encouraging personal expression and reflection through

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Master Artist Series at the Hannan Café – November and December 2014

Four master artists/ educators were engaged to bring their talents and experience to the community in multi-generational tours and drop-in workshops free and open to the public. Families and people of all ages were recruited to attend. Eric Mesko, Small Wooden Sculptures Participants created small wooden animals, people and structures.

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Vito Valdez, Stories in Art and Culture, Painting, Collage and Mixed Media

Beginning with a tour of galleries at the DIA,   participants learned from Vito about the physical making of a variety of work, the maker/artist and the story they left behind.  They toured several galleries at the DIA    and returned to Hannan for lunch and artist’s talk followed by discovery

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