Due to the restrictions set to combat COVID-19, MCG Youth & Arts is now taking the after-school Apprenticeship Training Program (ATP) online. Learn more on how and when to enroll.

Availabilism 101

Mondays, April 20-June 12 from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Teaching Artists: Claira Heitzenrater and Abi Beddall

This course is an introduction to performance art practices from your home. In this class, we will create our own works of art using the practice of Availabilism: using what is around you for both conceptual and material inspiration. What is Availabilism? Good question! Availabilism is a term coined by artist Kembra Pfahler around 1987 when she was living in the East Village of New York City. This philosophy calls for artists to use what is readily available for both conceptual and material inspiration. From collage and 2D art to various types of performance, we’ll cover much of what the Design studio can offer you online. This class is all about multimedia!