Workshop #2 with José Tomás Garcia

Feb. 16

Feb. 16 @ 12:00 pm 3:00 pm

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

This workshop was 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. Student’s collages resourced 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.