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Educator Workshop series

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts offers a series of educator workshops on topics in traditional and contemporary art. Each workshop include a discussion and hands-on art making related to the topic. Workshops are free and open to anyone 18 years old and up. Registration, although not required, is highly encouraged.

Fall 2016 series will be on topics that bridges traditional, cultural mediums and techniques with contemporary art practices. The aim will be to introduce educators on how history and culture is still relevant in today’s art world, whether it’s in contemporary or folk disciplines.

Dates:
Monday, September 12
Monday, September 19
Both 4–6 pm

See below for workshop details.

Monday, September 12
4:00–6:00 pm

In this workshop, we’ll look at various wax-resist traditions and examine how contemporary artists are using the techniques while commenting on the culture and historic context in which it derives. We will look at artwork by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE and his use of Dutch Wax printed fabric in creating a dialogue about historic context. We will also be making our own fabric using the Batik technique.

Monday, September 19
4:00–6:00 pm

As teachers, how do we teach cultural subjects without appropriating? How do we make culturally relevant artwork without adulterating its historic and cultural significance? This workshop will provide educators tool to create lessons that are inclusive to both students and individuals who share a culture with the culture they are learning. We will also get hands-on and make worry-dolls based on the Guatemala tradition.

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