KAWS EFFECTS:
CHARACTER DESIGN

July 15–26, 2019
8:30 AM–4 PM*
(excluding Saturday, July 20 and Sunday July 21)

MOCAD DUAL/FAMILY MEMBERS: $710/CHILD FOR TWO WEEKS
NON-MEMBERS: $790/CHILD FOR TWO WEEKS
$25 discount for each additional sibling.

AGES: 11-14
Registration is limited to 15 students.
$50 reservation fee due at time of pre-registration.

Pre-registration and full payment due by Friday, May 17, 2019.
*Before- and after-care available 7:30–8:30am and 4-6pm

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For two fantastic, high energy weeks in the summer, artistically driven Detroit area middle school students interact with the work of KAWS, to design and create their own characters!  KAWS is one of the most influential artists of his generation. Led by teaching artists experienced in illustration and product design, camp begins with youth touring and interpreting KAWS’ work on display at MOCAD.  Drawing inspiration from these works, youth design characters based on themselves, utilizing basic illustration techniques.

Later, those illustrations come to life as youth translate their 2-D drawings into 3-D forms, using a variety of materials.  Aside from working with positive teaching artists, campers will play games, enjoy outdoor activities, and make new friends during this exciting midsummer fun experience at MOCAD. Scholarships are available. All meals and snacks provided free of additional charge. 

Image: KAWS, FINAL DAYS (2014). Courtesy of the artist.

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Sponsor the full cost for one child to attend the KAWS EFFECTS: Character Design Summer Camp.

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PARTIAL SPONSORSHIP

Provide a partial sponsorship covering 50% of the cost for one child to attend the KAWS EFFECTS: Character Design Summer Camp.

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Pay what you want to donate any amount you are able and assist us in providing a child with a scholarship to attend the KAWS EFFECTS: Character Design Summer Camp.

Image: KAWS, ALONE AGAIN (2016). Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 120 in. Photo: Farzad Owrang

KAWS: ALONE AGAIN


MAY 10–AUGUST 4, 2019

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KAWS: ALONE AGAIN is a solo exhibition of the Brooklyn-based artist KAWS (American, born 1974), organized by the Museum of the Contemporary Art Detroit’s Executive Director Elysia Borowy-Reeder in close collaboration with the artist. Featuring five sculptures, a site specific wall work, and three paintings, this highly anticipated exhibition will occupy the main exhibition space of the museum. ALONE AGAIN will showcase the artist’s masterful compositions that appear to be abstract while retaining the artist’s colorful acrylic palette with his trademark motif. Riffing on specific genres of pop art, figuration, deconstruction, collage, and fashion, the exhibition represents an underlying irreverence and affection for our turbulent times, as well as KAWS’ agility as an artist to appropriate and transform.

KAWS: ALONE AGAIN is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). Exhibitions and public programs at MOCAD are supported by the A. Alfred Taubman Foundation. Additional support for KAWS: ALONE AGAIN is provided by Library Street Collective.

MOCAD Youth Programs are graciously funded by