C L O T H of C H A N G E C O M M U N I T Y
The world is torn. Opposing pressures that test our humanity tear apart the tired and thread-worn fiber of our universal patchwork. So torn, it will take an ocean of stitching to tie together the wounds of this strife. It is time for us to call on our authenticity with the greatest urgency and cultivate our creative resources toward change. Let us honor our wounds and those of the oppressed. It is time to celebrate our scars to remind us that healing is possible.
This new Threads of Meaning online workshop will bring our individual gifts for activism into focus. Whether you prefer the quiet of the studio or the visibility of a gallery wall or IG post,
participants will consider how their art can invite a conversation about things that matter to them.
How can your work raise consciousness for healing and change?
-The course introduces a spectrum of artists who address activism within their work.
-How can they model your role as a communicator in this era of strife?
-You will explore the power of visual composition.
-You will ask the materials to represent the meanings and intention of your message.
-You will consider scale in relation the work’s underlying purpose.
-Observing the natural world will model patience in the process as you develop a compassionate call to action based on your personal passions.
Participants will work with art journaling and intuitive sketching in paper and words to explore concepts about which they are passionate. They will explore tools and materials for expression with needle and thread. The lessons will focus on the stories and work of artists who convey their visual message, whether literally or metaphorically.