Nadia Martinez is a Connecticut-based, Honduran multimedia artist. Nadia started her studies in architecture in Honduras. She studied sculpture, painting, printmaking and mixed media at the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York. She holds the equivalent of the American BFA. Nadia has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in individual and group exhibitions at Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich, CT; 4uattro Pareti Galleria, Napoli, Italy; Art Basel week, Miami, FL; Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT; Salon Supercable de Jovenes XVI con FIA, Caracas, Venezuela; ArtLima, Lima, Peru; Pinta Art Fair, NY; the National Academy Museum, NY; Macy Art Gallery at Columbia University, NY; Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ; Arts West Gallery, Elon University, Elon, NC; Museo del Juguete Antiguo, DF, Mexico, among others. She was an artist in residence at Museum of Arts and Design, NY. Her work is part of selected collections as the Art Bank Program of the US Department of State in Washington D.C., and other private collections in the United States, France, Peru, and Venezuela.
Online Tools for Artists
4:15pm - 6:15pm
Learn to use technology as a powerful tool for your art career. You will learn how to effectively research opportunities, build an online portfolio, website or blog, and submit artwork to competitions. Using social networking, you’ll learn how to promote yourself and design your own branding to attract traffic to your website. Personal laptops are required.
Sculpture: Remixing the Ordinary
Thursdays & Fridays
9:30am - 12:30pm
Explore the transformative qualities and learn to use nexpensive and even disposable materials to transform the ordinary and familiar into the extraordinary. With an emphasis on “play,” you will work with discarded materials including textiles, vinyl, Styrofoam, cardboard, and a range of industrial remnants while expanding your visual vocabulary and developing a professional art practice. Learn about contemporary artists and processes and experiment to develop a coherent, gallery-ready body of work. The instructor will be present on Thursdays.
Sculpture: Unconventional Materials
Thursdays & Fridays
1pm - 4pm
Visualize and produce sculptures of different scales using a mix of unconventional and unusual materials. You’ll focus on design principles, repetition, contrast, rhythm, balance, and movement to create sculpture and/ or installations. Students are welcome to work with any kind of materials – whether new or old, purchased, recycled, or found. The instructor will be present on Thursdays.