Using human complexity and the power of community to inspire her work, Caledonia Curry (aka Swoon) invites her audience to explore an array of techniques and media. Swoon utilizes human emotion as a tool to captivate the viewer with not only the sheer size of her installations, but also in the tenderness of a portrait.
Speaking about her work, Swoon states that while creating, she is always asking herself, “What would it look like if we lived out not just our pain, but also our healing within our work as artists?” Driven by her own healing from a diffcult childhood, Swoon has created a variety of work that evokes inspiration, perseverance, and compassion through her portraits, paper cutting, patterns, installations and printmaking.
Kindergarten – 5th Grade: After viewing Swoon’s work, students will focus on printmaking and different ways to work with paper to create a piece inspired by the art work on view.
6th-12th Grade: After viewing the compositions, imagery, and techniques that Swoon utilizes, students can then create their own Swoon-themed composition.
Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Cost: $5 per student, required chaperones free (1 per 10 children required), additional chaperones $5
Roanoke County K-1st grade free
Visual Arts: K.1-K.9, K.12, K.13, K.16, K.17, 1.1-1.9, 1.12, 1.13, 1.16, 1.17, 2.1-2.7, 2.12, 2.17, 3.1-3.7, 3.11-3.15, 3.17, 4.1-4.7, 4.11-4.15, 4.17, 5.1-5.7, 5.12, 5.15
Visual Arts: 6.1-6.7, 6.11, 6.12, 6.15, 6.17, 7.1-7.7, 7.11, 7.12, 7.14, 7.15, 7.17, 8.1-8.7, 8.11, 8.12, 8.13, 8.15, AI.1, A.2a-g, A.3-AI.8, AI.12, AI.14, AI.15, AI.17, AII.1, AII.2a,-AII.7, AII.8, AII.11, A.II.12, A.II.14, AII.15, AII.17, AIII.1, AIII.4-AIII.7, AIII.8, AIII.11, AIII.12, AIII.14, AIII.15, AIII.17, AIV.1-AIV.8, AIV.11, A.IV.12, AIV.14, AIV.15