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Visiting Artist: Suzanna Ritz

July 14th, 2016

This month’s Visiting Artist, Suzanna Ritz, helped children create their own 3D landscapes using tissue paper, newspaper, and cardboard rolls. Ritz is a New Orleans artist currently working at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

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To make their sculptures, she encouraged children to create structures with cardboard, newspaper, and tape before layering their projects with tissue paper and glue.

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Children were able to mix glitter into the glue for extra texture and appearance. Children created tall buildings, lakes, volcanoes, mountains, and everything in between.

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Ritz’s workshop also encouraged adults to help, as well! Many parents taped down newspaper and assisted in the gluing process.

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MCM’s Visiting Artist program is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.