LAMAG's Free Family Art Workshop

DCA — Los Angeles Municipal Gallery

LAMAG’s Free Family Art Workshops will explore the origins, symbols, patterns, designs, and colors used as the foundation for the diversity of artworks showcased in both Doris Duke’s Shangri La and Shangri La: Imagined Cities. Families are invited to work with diverse materials to create vibrant artworks influenced by the traditional motifs and contemporary images from these two exhibitions.  All ages are welcomed and no reservations are necessary. Additionally, the LAMAG Museum Education Program is offering free school tours followed by a corresponding art lesson, subject to availability of dates. 

Saturday, December 6 

Multicultural Map Collage: Global Geographies

Instructor: Shagha Ariannia

Families will create colorful collaged and painted maps using special papers and will embellish their artworks with a variety of art making materials including: colored pencils, markers and a vibrant assortment of watercolors.  Participants will learn about shapes, colors and maps, as well as the locations of countries, artist’s cultures and the art works featured in both exhibitions to create their own global map. The inspiration will be Shangri La: Imagined Cities, guest curated by Rijin Sahakian and Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art, curated by Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins. 

this event is free

for more information about family art workshops and school visits, please contact Marta Feinstein at


DCA's Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027