Concrete Construction was a daylong workshop at The James Tellen Art Environment in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Inspired by the work of James Tellen, the workshop was an introduction to sculpting with concrete as well as an exercise in considering how the built environment can be a collaboration. 

Participants were invited to envision what our built environment could look like and what similarities does a city have to a sculpture?


The workshop piloted a curriculum written for The John Michael Kohler Arts Center about concrete and supportive structures.

Learning about the materials and structures that make up our surroundings, helps us better understand the places we care about, how we interact with them, and how we relate to one another. 

How does learning about concrete help

us better understand our surroundings? 

Why and how do artist use concrete in their work?

What kinds of structures support you

and your community?