Play with Composition
Celebrate Pattern with Nekisha Durrett
The Phillips Plays: Have fun viewing, discussing, and making art together
Join us to investigate materials, methods, and ideas in art. During each 75-minute program, we will first look, wonder, and learn in the galleries with a museum educator. Then, in the studio, teaching artist Racquel Keller will guide families to create unique artwork inspired by the gallery exploration. Each session will focus on a different artwork and art technique.
May Workshop: Play with Composition: Celebrate Pattern with Nekisha Durrett
How do artists arrange pieces into a unified whole? Create a collaborative collage, using line, shape, and color to connect the parts.
About the Instructor
Maryland-based multidisciplinary artist Racquel Keller is inspired by a love of nature and vintage objects. She is a storyteller whose work—painting, drawing, printmaking, and assemblage—focuses on the passage of time, its effect on memories, and the resulting sense of nostalgia. Racquel earned her B.S. in Graphic Design, with a concentration in Fine Arts, from The American University, and also holds a Certificate of Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. Racquel recently spent a month in France as a returning Artist-in-Residence at Chateau d’Orquevaux, where she explored the male gaze in historical paintings, reconstructing each work to reframe and reclaim the female narrative. During 2018-2021 she was an Artist-in-Residence with the City of Greenbelt, Maryland. She has been elected to attend the CAYO Residency in 2022 on Eleuthera Island, Bahamas.
IMAGE: Nekisha Durrett, Airshaft, 2021, Centennial Commission