Painting

Painting.with paint

Drip, splatter, and spray large scale art! Painting workshops explore visual art and creative expression through the use of drawing, color, and painting, music and conversation. Starting with pencil and paper, participants are led through a design session where they learn different ways to convert a small image to a large canvas, mix colors and apply different strokes.

Juvenile Detention Center

During a 1-week residency over Spring Break, local artist Chris Maddox worked with teens at the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center to transform a giant wall in the gymnasium. 

Chris came in on the Thursday afternoon before break to generate ideas and themes with teen residents. After a brief introduction to himself and his tragectory as an learner and artist, Chris laid some basic groundwork by working with the group to define the concept of metaphor. He then handed out a pencil and a stack of note cards to each teen, and began offering prompts in which they had 30-60 seconds to write or draw the first thing that comes to mind. He used prompts like "Please describe the smell when you first walk into the gymnasium", or "What animal do you feel like when you are working out in the gym", or "What does power look like?". Chris then collected all of the note cards, took them home, and laid them out in one large grid on his floor and desk in order to soak in their feedback while designing the mural on his laptop.

The following Monday morning, Chris came back to the facility where we projected his design on the gym wall for both the teen residents and the detention administrators and staff to offer feedback and move on to the next step. Over the next 6 days, the teens used pencils to trace the design as it was projected on the wall and then paint and outline the entire wall. Due to the nature of the facility, teen residents are only housed on a temporary basis so there were some kids that took part in every session, but also kids that were only there for the beginning or the end of the project.

Be sure to check out some of the other Making Justice Residencies.

Juvenile Detention Center

During a 1-week residency over winter break, local artist Rodrigo Carapia worked with teens at the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center to transform a giant wall in the visitation room.

 

And be sure to check out some of the other Making Justice Residencies.

Shelter Home

During a 1 week residency over winter break, local artist Rodrigo Carapia worked with teens at the Dane County Juvenile Shelter Home to transform some of their interior wall space near the building's entrance. 

 

And be sure to check out some of the other Making Justice Residencies.

Artist Rodrigo Carapia worked with teens in three locations to create a large 3-panel painting now hanging inside the classroom at Dane County Juvenile Detention Center.

Anonymous says:

I realized that I can do more than just draw. I guess I can paint. I had fun. I would do this again.

Teen Summer Camp

Local mural artist, Rodrigo Carapia orchestrated a 5-day summer bootcamp to help Madison teens give a fresh look to the large 5ft x 4ft art boards that line a wall in the teen area inside Goodman South Madison Library, located at 2222 S. Park St.

Mural Collage

Our friends from ArtWorking hauled over their expertise and equipment to help Madison teens redesign the large 5ft x 4ft art boards that line a wall in the teen area inside Goodman South Madison Library.

Projected Paintings

A quick look at the progression of a teen painting project at Goodman South Madison Library. The neighborhood teens chose to project, trace and paint their favorite movies on the 5ft x 4ft art boards in the teen section.

Projected Paintings

A quick look at the progression of a teen painting project at Goodman South Madison Library. The neighborhood teens chose to project, trace and paint their favorite book covers on the 5ft x 4ft art boards in the Teen section.