LAGUNA BEACH — Newport Beach artist Jason Maloney and the Laguna Art Museum are challenging Orange County children to think like an artist in a special hands-on workshop Sunday.
"Build Your Own Art Shack," in conjunction with the museum's ongoing "Art Shack" exhibition, will provide children with supplies and Maloney's artistic guidance as they design they're own miniature "shacks"— brightly decorated wooden birdhouses.
"The idea is to get kids in there and to see what the artists have done and how they've created this positive element out of something that might have a negative connotation," Maloney said.
Maloney, who is the resident artist for the Costa Mesa-based action-sports brand Hurley, works frequently with children and much of his art reflects this, he said.
"[Children] have no preconceived notions of what is right and wrong," Maloney said. "There are so many more things you can do with art — it's not just sitting in a studio with an easel and paintbrush anymore."