Today more than ever we are called upon to step forward and stand-up for what we believe in. Creativity has always played a central role in social change movements and this class will be an opportunity to explore creative messaging and delivery. We will begin the class by looking at examples of creative responses to social issues through the years; next students will be led in crafting their own political haikus and imagery that we will transfer to upcycled patches, pins, shirts, and signs. Students will also be encouraged to develop either an individual or group project, which could be anything from art interventions, to movement and/or vocal based “performance art” for rallies and marches; or whatever else participants dream up! No matter what your social and political beliefs are, you are welcome in this class-- the focus will be on building connection and creative response.
Teaching Artist, NANCY JUDD, creates couture fashion sculptures from trash through her business Recycle Runway. She exhibits her work in high-traffic public locations around the US to inspire action around conservation of resources. Her traveling exhibition called ReDress: Upcycled Style is touring museums around the United States, and one of her sculptures, the Obamanos Coat, is in the Smithsonian Museum’s permanent collection. Nancy’s work has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, in Delta Air Line’s in-flight magazine, the Huffington Post, and in media outlets around the world. Companies and organizations such as Delta Air Lines, Toyota, and The Nature Conservancy have sponsored her sculptures and exhibitions. Currently she is creating work for a 2nd exhibition in the Atlanta International Airport in 2017. Nancy is also a Teaching Artist, providing Arts Integration (exploring curriculum via creative experiences) in schools and gives presentations and workshops to audiences of all ages around the country.
*Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.