From telling stories to raising awareness about social injustices, digital portraits have become a powerful form of activism. Learn to digitally draw your own activist portrait of someone you want to honor, then spread your message by sharing it on your favorite social media platform.
Remixing the Archive
How do images shape our understanding of current and historical events?
Explore artworks from two exhibitions Anthem (Weinberg/Newton Gallery) and What Does Democracy Look Like? (Museum of Contemporary Photography) as inspiration for new photographs. Working with a camera and everyday materials such as copy paper, paper clippings, and small objects, create compositions to tell a story.
This workshop was created in partnership with Weinberg/Newton Gallery and was led by Lisa Lindvay, Education Coordinator at Weinberg/Newton Gallery in collaboration with teen artists Aileen Castro Vivian Zamora.
Inspired by Mikey Anderson’s Yarnies, explore and celebrate gender diversity by creating your own plushies from imagination using fabric, embellishments, and basic sewing techniques.
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Build Your Own Terrarium
Learn how to scavenge your neighborhood for natural materials, then use recycled containers, pebbles, moss, bark, and small objects from your home to create your own mini landscape. You will also receive care tips to help your new plants thrive.
Build Your Own Terrarium was conceived of in collaboration with Mercy Housing, one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations, workshop participants are encouraged to donate the Mercy Housing Resident Relief Fund.
Brendan Yukins, Social Worker and avid Community Gardener, leads this build your own terrarium workshop.