EXPRESSIONS OF PRIDE WORKSHOPS
20 South West Temple
Join UMOCA, DRAW, INC, and Encircle for a series of free community art workshops exploring themes of identity, resilience, and healing. Each class will cover a specific medium and build on skills from the previous week (though you don’t have to attend all of the workshops to participate), leading up to a final project of the participants’ choice. The finished work will be exhibited at the DRAW, INC Gallery during the August gallery stroll. Class details listed below.
JUN 24 | 4-7 PM @ UMOCA
Kintsugi: Japanese method of repairing broken pottery
Participants will learn the history of Kintsugi, the ancient Japanese method of repairing broken pottery with gold. This method celebrates the imperfections and breaks in an object, rather than trying to hide or cover it up. Participants are encouraged to bring their own broken ceramic bowls/pieces or pieces they can break in class. We will provide bowls for those who need them and all other supplies.
JUN 30 | 4-7 PM @ UMOCA
The Identity Project: Self-Portrait
What makes us human? How do we define ourselves? The Identity Project provides participants an opportunity to explore these questions by creating a self-portrait that incorporates mixed media such as writing, painting, drawing, and found materials. Participants are encouraged to bring an object that represents who they are to incorporate into their work. Supplies will be provided and all levels are welcome!
AUG 6 | 4-7 PM @ UMOCA
The Identity Project: Community Portrait
The Identity Project continues as participants explore their role within the community, and what it means to collaborate, connect, and support individuals and groups. Participants will continue working on their self portraits and will have the opportunity to create a group piece to be exhibited during Gallery Stroll.