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Making Art for Social Change Online
It takes all kinds to change the world for the better, and we’ve all got different skills to bring to table. In this class we will look at different forms of art commonly used to get people to rally around a common cause: painting, printing, and text art. Examples from history and contemporary movements will be shown to draw inspiration and illustrate techniques. Our teaching artists will discuss and demonstrate some basic elements of strong graphic design which help the legibility and volume of this kind of art. We will cover ideas of shape, form, contrast, and voice as we chat and help each other create work which will help champion causes we feel passionate about.
Technical demonstrations will include:
-sign painting techniques
-basic drawing skills/ drawing transfer skills using a grid technique
-guerilla printmaking techniques which will allow us to create postcards in multiples so we can communicate about our messages with our friends and community leaders.
Materials list (materials are not provided for this class, these are materials to gather at home prior to class):
- cardstock/ heavy paper
- Acrylic or tempera paint
- Paint Brushes
- A ruler
This is a virtual class which will be taught on Webex.
Registration is required. An email will be sent after registration with the Webex meeting details. If you are new to Webex, see these instructions on how to get started.
- Thursday, September 24, 2020
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Stillwater Public Library
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.