P.I.E. (Personal Immersive Environments)

Sunday, January 15th 2012
10am – 4pm

Instructors: Amy Jo Diaz and Casey Hughes

Members: $75
Non-Members: $100


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Join us for an afternoon of personal-diorama-making. These dioramas are intended to produce miniature immersive environments using both two and three-dimensional elements and a point-of-view.

The workshop will begin with a brief discussion of dioramas with examples representing the breadth of the medium. The participants will be asked to imagine a context (fictional or not) which they will construct within a provided frame. The intention isn’t to represent the context literally but rather create a palpable atmosphere. Throughout this workshop we will be introducing concepts and techniques to aid the participants in the development of their dioramas. These techniques will range from incorporation of lighting and viewing devices (peep holes, webcams, etc.) to working with intuition through lateral and associative thinking.

No experience in design is necessary for this workshop so people at all levels of design experience are encouraged to join. All the necessary materials will be provided but participants are invited to bring magazines and materials that they would like to use/share.

The workshop will be organized by Amy Jo Diaz, a Los Angeles based artist who has worked extensively in collage and Casey Hughes, a Los Angeles based architect who has a built, lit and photographed many-a-architectural model.

(photo credit: Max Hooper Schneider)