One and Two-Day Workshops
Registration required, open until full
Creative Writing and Audio Installation
The Sea Talks Back
Almost everyone has a favorite sea creature: whether it’s an adorable sea otter, an intelligent octopus, or a mysterious giant squid. Conservation and good writing often start in the same place: with wonder, observation, and details about something particular that helps us grasp the bigger picture. Using both science and our imaginations, students will share their enthusiasm for our favorite creatures of the sea through writing; by the end students will each create at least one piece of writing and make a recording as an audio piece, brainstorming ideas for how they can then take these pieces into the world to create future installations to engage the public.
Date: Saturday, 10am-2:30pm, March 22, 2015
Teacher: Sierra Nelson
Spots Available: 14
Mixed Media Sculpture
The Great Big Blue
Working with recycled and found materials, students will build a 3-dimensional sculpture from cardboard, paper maché and other materials to create work about their favorite sea creatures. Students will take the time to observe and discuss the creatures of the sea before conceptualizing a final piece. Working with color theory and sculptural techniques, students will create a unique piece of artwork that addresses their own interests as well as highlighting waste in today's society.
Dates: Saturday, 10am-3pm, April 18, 2015
Teacher: Nicole Appell
Spots available: 12
Comics & 'Zines
Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE)
Comics and zines don't just mix words and pictures randomly, they work together to build a creative narrative, and to deliver a story in a visual way. Comics are generally known as being funny, but comics as a medium can deliver important information. The student as artist and activist will be encouraged to share information with the public about the vulnerability of wildlife species and how to help protect them from extinction. Students will share their ecological passions and knowledge with the community at large through narrative comic pages, strips, mini-comics, or zines. A showing of the finished projects will follow.
Dates: Two Saturdays, 12-3pm, May 2 and May 9, 2015
Teacher: Kelly Froh
Spots available: 10