Diane Matyas - Artist

Diane Matyas - Artist Welcome! Diane Matyas is a New York City Artist, Author, Curator, Instructor/Teaching Artist and Museum specialist. Her work is committed to connecting to nature.

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The Jug-Heads Take NYC! My students work is installed on a wall at the Guggenheim Museum!  #guggenheim #learningthrougha...
05/08/2021

The Jug-Heads Take NYC! My students work is installed on a wall at the Guggenheim Museum! #guggenheim #learningthroughart #arteducation #ps48

The Jug-Heads Take NYC! My students work is installed on a wall at the Guggenheim Museum! #guggenheim #learningthroughart #arteducation #ps48

A spring graphite still-life exercise/demo with spring lilacs- from the class I teach on Monday nights. The trike was in...
05/01/2021

A spring graphite still-life exercise/demo with spring lilacs- from the class I teach on Monday nights. The trike was in the cabinet for the past 35 years...I’ve heard from someone who knows.

#drawing #stillife #spring #contemporarydrawing

A spring graphite still-life exercise/demo with spring lilacs- from the class I teach on Monday nights. The trike was in the cabinet for the past 35 years...I’ve heard from someone who knows.

#drawing #stillife #spring #contemporarydrawing

The Peanut Gallery Press!  #printmaking #rembrandtpress #etching #etchingpress #peanutgallerypress
04/28/2021

The Peanut Gallery Press! #printmaking #rembrandtpress #etching #etchingpress #peanutgallerypress

The Peanut Gallery Press! #printmaking #rembrandtpress #etching #etchingpress #peanutgallerypress

My student’s portrait of me- teaching her class remotely. I wear only red, pink and orange with my third graders bcuz it...
04/27/2021

My student’s portrait of me- teaching her class remotely. I wear only red, pink and orange with my third graders bcuz it’s cheery 😊
#distancelearning #learningthroughthearts #guggenheimmuseum #arteducation

My student’s portrait of me- teaching her class remotely. I wear only red, pink and orange with my third graders bcuz it’s cheery 😊
#distancelearning #learningthroughthearts #guggenheimmuseum #arteducation

Zippy the Jug Head.#guggenheimmuseum #guggenheim #learningtheoughart #puppets #puppetsofinstagram
04/26/2021

Zippy the Jug Head.

#guggenheimmuseum #guggenheim #learningtheoughart #puppets #puppetsofinstagram

Zippy the Jug Head.

#guggenheimmuseum #guggenheim #learningtheoughart #puppets #puppetsofinstagram

My final day teaching the Learning through Art program - my puppet inventory is overflowing!#guggenheimmuseum #guggenhei...
04/23/2021

My final day teaching the Learning through Art program - my puppet inventory is overflowing!
#guggenheimmuseum #guggenheim #learningtheoughart #puppets #puppetsofinstagram

My final day teaching the Learning through Art program - my puppet inventory is overflowing!
#guggenheimmuseum #guggenheim #learningtheoughart #puppets #puppetsofinstagram

Sons of Summer- can’t wait for the warm breezes. A photo from 2008, Biddeford Poole, Mass.
04/20/2021

Sons of Summer- can’t wait for the warm breezes. A photo from 2008, Biddeford Poole, Mass.

Sons of Summer- can’t wait for the warm breezes. A photo from 2008, Biddeford Poole, Mass.

The the torso awakens. Charcoal on wc paper from last night’s still life #fineartdrawinginstagram #fineartdrawing #conte...
04/14/2021

The the torso awakens. Charcoal on wc paper from last night’s still life

#fineartdrawinginstagram #fineartdrawing #contemporaryart #charcoaldrawing #charcoal #stilllife

The the torso awakens. Charcoal on wc paper from last night’s still life

#fineartdrawinginstagram #fineartdrawing #contemporaryart #charcoaldrawing #charcoal #stilllife

Today in Drawing 1 we drew a complex still life with DRAMA. Corrugated cardboard charcoal and conte #fineartdrawinginsta...
04/12/2021

Today in Drawing 1 we drew a complex still life with DRAMA. Corrugated cardboard charcoal and conte #fineartdrawinginstagram #fineartdrawing #drawing #drama #charcoaldrawing #drawingclass

Today in Drawing 1 we drew a complex still life with DRAMA. Corrugated cardboard charcoal and conte #fineartdrawinginstagram #fineartdrawing #drawing #drama #charcoaldrawing #drawingclass

New work in progress - just wait and see!#fineartdrawinginstagram #elephant #oilpastel #drawing #contemporaryart #animal...
04/11/2021

New work in progress - just wait and see!
#fineartdrawinginstagram #elephant #oilpastel #drawing #contemporaryart #animalart

New work in progress - just wait and see!
#fineartdrawinginstagram #elephant #oilpastel #drawing #contemporaryart #animalart

Today’s Drawing101 we made “measured drawings” using ratios and skewers. I almost finished my demo...#drawing #arteducat...
04/06/2021

Today’s Drawing101 we made “measured drawings” using ratios and skewers. I almost finished my demo...
#drawing #arteducation

Today’s Drawing101 we made “measured drawings” using ratios and skewers. I almost finished my demo...
#drawing #arteducation

Today’s lesson was in drapery and tactile drawing. #fineartdrawinginstagram #fineartdrawing #contemporarydrawing #draper...
03/30/2021

Today’s lesson was in drapery and tactile drawing.
#fineartdrawinginstagram #fineartdrawing #contemporarydrawing #drapery #charcoaldrawing

18 beautiful and unique jug puppets were delivered by my 3rd graders, and whisked into Manhattan for inclusion in the Gu...
03/28/2021

18 beautiful and unique jug puppets were delivered by my 3rd graders, and whisked into Manhattan for inclusion in the Guggenheim’s Year with Children 50th anniversary exhibition. Let’s bring some color to the space! The first time I saw these in person! 💗🌸🌞the children abide, with help and persistence. Stay tuned for the installation & opening.

#puppets #guggenheimmuseum #yearwithchildren #remotelearning #arteducation #collage @ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Drawing 101- value spheres @wagnercollege #learninghowtodraw #spheres #lineoftermination
03/23/2021

Drawing 101- value spheres @wagnercollege
#learninghowtodraw #spheres #lineoftermination

Drawing 101- value spheres @wagnercollege  #fineartdrawinginstagram #fineartdrawing #drawing #contemporarydrawing #learn...
03/23/2021

Drawing 101- value spheres @wagnercollege
#fineartdrawinginstagram #fineartdrawing #drawing #contemporarydrawing #learninghowtodraw #spheres #lineoftermination

The Jug Puppets are ready. Bodies added with doll clothes, lost socks, and rag fabric.Next: I will collect the 3rd grade...
03/20/2021

The Jug Puppets are ready. Bodies added with doll clothes, lost socks, and rag fabric.
Next: I will collect the 3rd grade student work and drive them to the Guggenheim Museum! More soon.

@dianematyasartist
#matyasart

The Jug Puppets are ready. Bodies added with doll clothes, lost socks, and rag fabric.
Next: I will collect the 3rd grade student work and drive them to the Guggenheim Museum! More soon.

@dianematyasartist
#matyasart

Swimmer - Work in progress - 24” x 36” oil stick etc...  #art #contemporaryart #artistsofinstagram #openwaterswimming@di...
03/12/2021

Swimmer - Work in progress - 24” x 36” oil stick etc...

#art #contemporaryart #artistsofinstagram #openwaterswimming
@dianematyasartist
@matyasart

Swimmer - Work in progress - 24” x 36” oil stick etc...

#art #contemporaryart #artistsofinstagram #openwaterswimming
@dianematyasartist
@matyasart

Drawing 101 - teaching perspective (live, and using Discord to connect my quarantined students) has connected and streng...
03/09/2021

Drawing 101 - teaching perspective (live, and using Discord to connect my quarantined students) has connected and strengthen the class. And dig my Yigal Azrouël jacket w/o sleeves.

Drawing 101 - teaching perspective (live, and using Discord to connect my quarantined students) has connected and strengthen the class. And dig my Yigal Azrouël jacket w/o sleeves.

The Jug Heads are populating my studio again.
03/02/2021

The Jug Heads are populating my studio again.

The Jug Heads are populating my studio again.

Some copper lizards! These fellows are leftover shade elements from Desert Pergola- and keep me company in my new home s...
03/01/2021

Some copper lizards! These fellows are leftover shade elements from Desert Pergola- and keep me company in my new home studio.
#contemporaryart #publicart #mesaarizona #lizards #lizardsofinstagram #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #desertpergola #arizonamuseumforyouth

The model! Desert Pergola was chosen by folks in Mesa, Ariz. by voting on our proposals- prior to digital models- which ...
02/27/2021

The model! Desert Pergola was chosen by folks in Mesa, Ariz. by voting on our proposals- prior to digital models- which meant presenting the models and boards in local sites- the mall, galleries, schools. The City facilitated this process, and I found this in my studio!
#contemporaryart #publicart #sculpture
#sonorandesert #mesaarizona #downtownmesa #matyasart #elizabethegbert

The model! Desert Pergola was chosen by folks in Mesa, Ariz. by voting on our proposals- prior to digital models- which meant presenting the models and boards in local sites- the mall, galleries, schools. The City facilitated this process, and I found this in my studio!
#contemporaryart #publicart #sculpture
#sonorandesert #mesaarizona #downtownmesa #matyasart #elizabethegbert

A detail from Desert Pergola - my abstract terra-cotta frieze & giant copper shadow lizards and mesquite -and the inner ...
02/26/2021

A detail from Desert Pergola - my abstract terra-cotta frieze & giant copper shadow lizards and mesquite -and the inner community frieze with color tiles. The length was 100 feet! Elizabeth Egbert’s structure was based on a snake skeleton.
#contemporaryart #publicsculpture #desert #sonorandesert #mesaarizona #downtownmesa #eegbert #matyasart

A detail from Desert Pergola - my abstract terra-cotta frieze & giant copper shadow lizards and mesquite -and the inner community frieze with color tiles. The length was 100 feet! Elizabeth Egbert’s structure was based on a snake skeleton.
#contemporaryart #publicsculpture #desert #sonorandesert #mesaarizona #downtownmesa #eegbert #matyasart

Jug Puppet prototype with tissue paper collage - I combined color mixing lesson with puppet personae. Let’s see what the...
02/24/2021

Jug Puppet prototype with tissue paper collage - I combined color mixing lesson with puppet personae. Let’s see what they make!
#guggenheimmuseum
#teachingartist
#oldschoolartprojects
@dianematyasartist

Desert Pergola- my collaboration with Elizabeth Egbert in the 1980’s! The site was in Arizona, and the shaded walkway us...
02/19/2021

Desert Pergola- my collaboration with Elizabeth Egbert in the 1980’s! The site was in Arizona, and the shaded walkway used Sonoran Desert nature themes, copper lizards, tile mosaics, terracotta, steel, and oak. Citizens of Mesa fabricated our designs- and I led tile workshops for families in the wonderful community art studios there.
#publicsculpture #contemporaryart #sonorandesert #artistsoninstagram #lizard #arizona #mesaarizona #arizonamuseumofyouth #sculptureart

Desert Pergola- my collaboration with Elizabeth Egbert in the 1980’s! The site was in Arizona, and the shaded walkway used Sonoran Desert nature themes, copper lizards, tile mosaics, terracotta, steel, and oak. Citizens of Mesa fabricated our designs- and I led tile workshops for families in the wonderful community art studios there.
#publicsculpture #contemporaryart #sonorandesert #artistsoninstagram #lizard #arizona #mesaarizona #arizonamuseumofyouth #sculptureart

A mid-winter visit to the reptile wing led to a graphite drawing. The animals seemed glad to see us!
02/18/2021

A mid-winter visit to the reptile wing led to a graphite drawing. The animals seemed glad to see us!

This week: My various hand puppets. We made sock puppets and looked at Paul Klee’s creations for his son Felix. We worke...
02/12/2021

This week: My various hand puppets. We made sock puppets and looked at Paul Klee’s creations for his son Felix. We worked with lost socks & gloves, and I toyed with a pill container, and model magic.

02/10/2021

Madam Meow’s C’est Bon finale.
The puppets are Feline-French in the studio today.
-pill container, sharpie marker, some knotted twine, and my favorite lost-glove mate.

@dianematyasartist
#matyasart

The Griot- A quick collotype (made with a discarded  envelope on my dining room table) is an illustration made for my la...
02/06/2021

The Griot- A quick collotype (made with a discarded envelope on my dining room table) is an illustration made for my late husband Ben Jacobs, a masterful storyteller!
@dmatyasart
#storyteller #griot #benjacobsurbanstoryteller

The Griot- A quick collotype (made with a discarded envelope on my dining room table) is an illustration made for my late husband Ben Jacobs, a masterful storyteller!
@dmatyasart
#storyteller #griot #benjacobsurbanstoryteller

Winsome as a green tree frog.#winsome #lolita #lolitafashion #lolitadress #lolitacommunity #lolitapalette
02/04/2021

Winsome as a green tree frog.

#winsome #lolita #lolitafashion #lolitadress #lolitacommunity #lolitapalette

Winsome as a green tree frog.

#winsome #lolita #lolitafashion #lolitadress #lolitacommunity #lolitapalette

Photos from Staten Island Arts's post
02/03/2021

Photos from Staten Island Arts's post

Tomorrow's Lesson will begin to explore performance skills and interpret poetry and our own stories!
02/02/2021
The Snow Ball

Tomorrow's Lesson will begin to explore performance skills and interpret poetry and our own stories!

A poem By Shel Silverstein, with puppets by Diane MatyasThis is dedicated to my students from PS 48's 3rd Grade, 2022We are learning together how to make and...

Waiting for the snow.#winsome #historicalcostuming #lotita #lolitafashion #lolitacommunity #vintage
02/01/2021

Waiting for the snow.

#winsome #historicalcostuming #lotita #lolitafashion #lolitacommunity #vintage

Waiting for the snow.

#winsome #historicalcostuming #lotita #lolitafashion #lolitacommunity #vintage

Looks like a new Winsome look#winsome #homesweethome #lolitafashion
01/31/2021

Looks like a new Winsome look
#winsome #homesweethome #lolitafashion

Looks like a new Winsome look
#winsome #homesweethome #lolitafashion

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