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Christian Barrios

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RESIDENCY GOALS

Visual art is way to express yourself and learn about yourself through the art forms. Visual art enhances your cooperative and collaborative skills, as well as boost your confidence. Visual art strengthens your visual literacy. Visual art is a vehicle for understanding cycles.

 

I like to focus on the importance of visual art materials: learn about the types, textures, where the materials came from, the history of this art and the material, and the social implications of using these materials. This wood is from the 1800s, we don’t have that tree anymore, but here it is in a different form. We have this wood, it came from Venezuela. Why is it this color? Because it came from a jungle, tropical place. Understanding the history, origin materials and how the origin affects its look/texture.

 

I work in the mediums of photography, painting, marquetry (wood) and paper mache (3D).

 

My goal is to teach kids confidence, collaboration, self-esteem. I like to work with kids because you can see how they can react with something simple and how something small can change the world.

 

BIO

I am Christian J. Barrios, born in Mexico City, where I grew up in a traditional household. At a young age, I learned the art of ceramic painting and talavera as part of a family business. At the age of 16, I moved to the United States, where I later met Gene Zanni, a marquetry artist.

 

I was an apprentice to Zanni for 7 years, where I learned the skillful techniques of marquetry creation. During that time, I grew to especially appreciate how the beautiful varieties of wood could create such unique and inspiring pictures. Besides marquetry, and visual arts, I also enjoy photography.

DISCIPLINES

2D Visual Arts,3D Visual Arts,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,6-8,

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Spanish, 

LANGUAGE DETAILS

Fluent, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

christian barrios student work

GALLERY

FEE INFO

$60 per classroom session, planning meeting, and reflection meeting with school.
$120 preparation time for each Grade Band (research, design, kiln time, installation, etc).

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x229

Email:

kstrelchun@therightbraininitiative.org

Website:

REFERENCES

Olga Sanchez

Artistic Director at Miracle Theatre Group

miracle@milagro.org

503-236-7253

Latino Artists eXchange

Analee Fuentes

Art Faculty, Linn-Benton Community College

541-917-4540

Hector Hernandez

Adjunct Faculty, PSU

hector2@pdx.edu

503-381-5833


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