Workshop #2 with José Tomás Garcia

Feb. 16, 2022

Feb. 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm Feb. 23, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

About the Workshop

William B. Travis High School

The 2nd amArte workshop was taught by José Tomás Garcia, and held at William B. Travis High School for Ms. Chong-Sing’s advanced art classes. The workshop had students reflect on self-assigning value to physical objects (primarily 2D), which as a society, we deem worthless. Students’ collages are resourced from scrap snack packaging and other discarded junk mail to create shapes and color palettes for original collage designs to reiterate how artists can turn “worthless” consumerist residue into an upcycled valuable art piece and expression.


About the Artist

The Museum partnered with local artist José Tomás Garcia, who is a Venezuelan immigrant with a portfolio primarily centered around collaging using the Venezuelan currency Bolivar which has lost all economic value due to hyperinflation.