Upcoming Event

Passion for Process : Fearless Art Making
with artist Natalie Giugni

Natalie Giugni is a versatile fine artist who works in both two and three dimensions, employing various mediums such as chalk pastel, paint, bone, wood, and metal. She earned her degree at Manhattan's School of Visual Arts, supported by a full scholarship. Born in Venezuela, Natalie has traveled extensively and drawn inspiration from her experiences in Italy, South America, and Japan. She now resides in Jersey City, NJ, where she works from her home studio and serves as the president of The New York Society of Women’s Artists, an organization established in 1925.

Early in her career, Natalie participated in a project at the Russian Consulate in NYC, where she spent a year restoring original moldings with 23K gold leaf. This experience sparked her interest in working with metals, a characteristic that continues to define her art. One of Natalie's strengths is her versatility; she can seamlessly transition from the delicate precision required for gold leaf work to creating bold and whimsical pieces, like her twelve-foot replica of Judy Garland's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz," made for a Children's Aid benefit at Lincoln Center.

Join Natalie Giugni for an engaging art workshop where she will guide participants in the creation of unique artworks using her innovative approach of layering and deconstructing drawings. This workshop is designed to last one and a half hours, divided into two distinct halves.

In the first half, attendees will partake in an interactive group activity aimed at unleashing their creativity and conquering the fear of making "artistic mistakes." This session is all about freeing your artistic spirit and letting creativity flow.

The second half of the workshop will empower students to develop their own abstract masterpieces inspired by drawings and stencils derived from the shapes found in nature. This is where your personal artistic expression takes center stage.

Materials provided for the workshop include paper, along with a wide selection of water-based paints, colored pencils, and pastels, ensuring you have everything you need to bring your creative visions to life.

Don't miss this opportunity to explore the fascinating world of art with Natalie Giugni as your guide. Sign up now and unleash your inner artist!

This program is made possible in part with public funds from the Queens Arts Fund, a re-grant program supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by New York Foundation for the Arts.

This program is also supported in part by Queens Rising, a multi disciplinary arts celebration created to highlight the borough's culture and creative diversity.

  • Date & Time
  • Saturday, October 14, 2023
  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Location
  • The Garage Art Center
  • 26-01 Corporal Kennedy St. Bayside, NY 11360

  • Free and open to the pubic. (Age 10 & up recommended.)
  • All materials provided.
  • To register, please click the button below or email contact@garageartcenter.org.