HANDS-ON HOUSTON: PLASTER FINGERS

Time
Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main St. (Map)

Join HCCC staff and volunteers to make a mold of your finger, inspired by the current exhibition, Forms of Inheritance: The Work of Anna Mayer. Explore the show, and uncover how artist Anna Mayer incorporates molds of the human body in her works. Learn how to create a perfect mold of your finger using alginate, a material that is often used in dentistry and other small-scale casting to make impressions. Learn about chemical reactions by watching the plaster mixture transform from powder and water to stone. During the project, discover how the mold captures the intricate details of your finger, such as your fingerprint, wrinkles, and pores.

HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free drop-in event held the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children, ages three and up, are welcome to come between 11 AM and 3 PM and participate in a 25-minute activity. Materials are provided, and teaching artists and volunteers give step-by-step instruction. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product, and history of craft. Learn more here.