Friday, February 29, 2008

Stop Motion animation by British artist Rachel Whiteread

Check out the site for artist Rachel Whiteread's installation called "Embankment". You can see her process in a stop motion video, just like our experiments on the tabletop in Brick x Brick.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Slide in action

Projections are a powerful way to transform space - Kenyan experimented with typography as a visual element at the Barnyard

Obsolete Technology

Just in time to hear the news that Polaroid would no longer produce its unique instant film, we introduced students to Polaroid technology for the first time! 
The intense color and instantaneous gratification will never be forgotten!

Lo-tech Multimedia

Artists in residence Michelle Weinberg and Dimitry Chamy work with kids at Coconut Grove Cares (aka the Barnyard) to make handmade transparencies. When these slides are projected, they can alter the architecture of a space. Imagine the image filling a giant room!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Welcome to Miami Art Museum's Brick x Brick program!

Teen participants at four inner-city sites will explore and document their communities and Miami's changing downtown. Professional artists, designers and architects will lead them through projects using a variety of materials and art processes to express their own architectural and urban planning ideas. They will be inspired by the Herzog and de Meuron exhibition at the Miami Art Museum and discover their own place in the city's "big picture".

This blog will feature images and words posted by the young people at each site. Check back to see our progress as we begin our pilot year!

For more information, email

Meeting with students

Artist-in-residence Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez discussing Utopia and Dystopia with Brick by Brick participants at Coconut Grove Cares, known as The Barnyard. Students made collages from home and design magazines based on their own personal visions of Utopia and Dystopia. We discovered that our students have many interests, from skateboarding to poetry.