Saturday, May 2 | 2-4pm
FREE and open to all
NOTE: CMCA is hosting is monthly ArtLab for All Ages workshops via Facebook Live throughout the period its doors are closed to the public in response to CDC guidelines on COVID-19.
To encourage creativity and connection during this time of social distancing, artists of all ages are invited to join ArtLab educators Mia Bogyo and Alexis Iammarino on the first Saturday of the month at 2pm. Instead of meeting in person, we will gather on CMCA’s Facebook page for a live stream, interactive workshop followed by a community show n’ tell via Zoom at 3:45pm. Email Mia Bogyo at email@example.com for the Zoom link and password,
ArtLab | Altered Narratives
Join us this month to create a mixed media assemblage of words and art! Taking inspiration from artist and poet Erin Dorney’s visual poetry series Question the Body, we’ll make altered narratives using a variety of printed and natural materials to create new texts through erasure, masking, and collaging.
Preparations in advance of the workshop:
- Clear an area for artmaking at your kitchen table or on the floor in a space where you and others have room to create; be sure to cover the area with newspaper, an old towel or tablecloth, or other protective covering to prevent any inadvertent damage!
- Materials needed: assortment of mark making tools, markers, crayons, paints– the more the merrier! You’ll also need a variety of small objects the assemblage, these can range from gravel bits to LEGO pieces.
- Gather a variety of texts from boxes in your recycling bin to your mailbox, set aside magazines, newspapers, or books that you can temporarily and permanently alter. Take a look at the Screen | Question the Body photographs and time-lapse videos found on our website for inspiration.
- Connect with other artists by participating in our community show n’ tell via Zoom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom Link and Password. You’ll receive how-to’s on sharing photos of your process and finished projects. We want to see what you make! Your work helps support free programming and other online resources created in ArtLab.
ArtLab for All Ages is made free by the support of Wells Fargo.