Adult Workshop: Personal Journeys in Clay

ROSE B. SIMPSON (Santa Clara Pueblo, born 1983), Ancestor 3, 2016, Ceramic, 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm), © Rose B. Simpson. Courtesy of the artist, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

After exploring the special exhibition, Rose. B. Simpson: Journeys of Clay, participants create a clay mask to honor their ancestors with artist and educator Carolina Cueva. Markings, motifs, and symbols will be used to connect to the ancestors. Participants will be hand building using air dry clay and may use recycled materials on their mask. (Participants are welcomed to bring sketches, photos, or whatever else inspires their mask making experience).

About the instructor:

Carolina Cueva was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. An artist and educator, Cueva works in sculpture, performance and 2D works. 

Cueva follows an intuitive form of making, layering investigation and invocation that deepens her connection to source. Cueva draws from her Quechua Indigeneity, Andean heritage and her cross-cultural upbringing.Selected group exhibitions include Photo L.A, Los Angeles, CA (2017), Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA (2019), Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL (2020), Oolite Arts, Miami Beach, FL(2022). Selected performances include NADA Miami, Miami, FL (2018), Doral Contemporary Art Museum, Doral, FL(2019), and Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami, FL(2020).  One person exhibitions include The Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL (2022). Cueva was awarded a Wavemaker Grant and an Artist Access Grant in 2021. In addition to her art practice she works with youth and is invested in the transformative, restorative, and change-making capacities of imagination and expression. She has an extensive history working with museums, institutions and non-profits as an educator and teaching artist throughout Miami-Dade County.

Photo credit: Carolina Cueva

Galleries and Classrooms

Space is limited. Online registration required. Walk-ins welcome if tickets remain on the day of the program.

Cost: $45 (includes Museum Admission) / Members $30

Support for this program was provided by the Maurer Family Fund for Arts Education Endowment.