Art and Animals with Utah's Hogle Zoo


Do animals have facial features that we describe with words of expression, like happy, sad, puzzled or mad? Co-taught by a Hogle Zoo IMG 1598educator and an Art Access artist, this two-day workshop will allow participants to explore these questions through hands-on scientific inquiry and art-making.

Day one will be at Hogle Zoo among the animals. Participants will use all of their senses to better understand animal faces and will begin making newspaper forms for ceramic wall masks based on what they have learned and observed at the zoo. Day two will be in the Art Access workshop. Here participants will finish their mask forms, cover their forms with clay, and through sculpting and adding clay they will create animal masks showing their scientific and artistic understanding of animal expression and features. We will use quick drying clay so that we can finish our masks in the two days we spend together!


Leslie Randolph lives and creates ceramic art and pottery in Salt Lake City, Utah. What started as a hobby over 20 years ago gradually became a passion and then a post-retirement vocation. Her work includes functional pottery, ceramic sculpture focusing primarily on wild animals, insects and the human figure, musical instruments and barrel-fired art pieces.

Leslie's ceramic study was primarily at the Salt Lake Art Center. She has also attended workshops and one extremely influential class at the University of Utah.

Since 2007, Leslie's ceramic work has exhibited in a solo show at the Main Salt Lake City Public Library in 2010 and in group shows at various galleries in Salt Lake City, and Springville, Utah and Spokane,Washington. In 2011 she won the Mature Amateur Award for ceramic pieces in the Utah Women Artists Exhibit of the American Association of University Women and Second Place-Ceramics in an exhibit at the Avenue West Gallery in Spokane, Washington. In 2008 her work received the Director's Choice Award from the Hogle Zoo.

AGE: 11-16

WORKSHOP DATES: June 20 & 21, 2016



COST: Free!

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Event Properties

Event Date 06-20-2016 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-20-2016 3:00 pm
Capacity 14
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
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