TCC Hosts Chalk and 3D Paint Events to Engage with Tulsans Art Students About Accessible Expression – FOX23 News
TULSA, Okla. — Artist and Oklahoma native Jan Riggin is bringing his talents to Tulsa through a “Meet the Artist & Body Painting” workshop at the Thomas K. McKeon Center for Creativity at Tulsa Community Technical College (TCC) Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Riggin’s works have been featured on BuzzFeed, The Kelly Clarkson Show, NBC and ABC News, and now Tulsans can learn how she creates three-dimensional optical illusions using simple materials.
“One thing I love about Jan’s work is that she uses accessible materials,” explained Annina Collier, Dean and Endowed Chair of the Center for Creativity GKFF. “If you’re inspired by the workshop, you can continue painting at home with a $10 investment in face paint and brushes.”
The event is free and all materials are provided. No registration necessary. For those who can’t make it in person, you can watch a live stream.
Prior to this workshop, Riggins hosted a 3D chalk workshop for TCC art students on Thursday evening.
At the event, Riggins told FOX23 that the big advantage of events like these is that the art can surprise you, even if it’s temporary.
Riggins explained, “It’s amazing when people realize it’s a gimmick. I say, it’s almost a magic trick, and it’s great to be able to see that reaction.
She went on to explain that these events can add to the fun due to the audience’s active interaction with the coins.
“It’s always fun to do this in front of people or at a festival, so you can see what they’re looking at,” she explained. “A lot of times they guess what the picture is, and then when they get to the right place and look through a lens I have or pull out their own camera…they get this ‘Wow!’ You know?”
At the next workshop on Friday, attendees can meet Riggins at a reception supported by the TCC Foundation, then hear a short artist talk where they’ll view 3D chalk art images Riggins has created at festivals around the world. across the United States.
After the meet and greet, Riggins will have attendees create a 3D image on their hand using face paint.
“The hyper-realistic designs are amazing and include animals, movie characters, popular snacks and candies, and a pool that looks so inviting you might be tempted to take a dip,” says Collier.
The 3D chalk artwork will be available to attendees in the third floor courtyard of the Creativity Center. The public is also invited to view the chalk art before or after the body painting workshop.
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