Saturday, July 16, 2016

Workshop at the Roswell Museum and Art Center!!

Teddy Bear Printmaking: Stamping Our Alter Egos

2nd Saturday! This Saturday, July 9th! 10am to noon! Free!
with Cate White and Luis Sahagun

This workshop focused on issues of introspection, identity and alter egos. If you had one superpower, what would it be? What makes you unique? We used teddy bears or plush toys to create black and white monoprints that served as a metaphor for our human bodies. The task is to identify our own reality and ideas about ourselves and abstract them to create two dimensional prints that exaggerates our place in this world.

Roswell Museum and Art Center
students grades 3 to 12
Cost: FREE

*  Due to recent tense global issues, around the world we decided to also incorporate an undercurrent of love, compassion and acceptance of identity and diversity.

I had the honor of conducting a workshop for local youth here in Roswell, New Mexico!! My NM bestie and I paired together to bring a lot of excitement and love into the classroom. 2016 has been a difficult year for world and we wanted to slow things down and focus on the beauty of diversity and be an example, even if it was for one day! 

The kids were amazing!!! Since they all pre-registered cate and I made sure to write down all of their names on the black board to make them feel special!! I think it worked!

The example print that I made to show the kids was of a teddy bear that had tentacles and a rocket foot! My teddy bear could navigate between the ocean and the skies and it made lots of friends along the way! 

Cate's example was a loving bear that could hear everyones deepest problems and help them vanish them into nothing.

notice my awesome ninja turtle shirt, it was a big hit amongst the kids!!!

We took the kids out of the classroom and had them experience some of the paintings that the museum has on exhibit. We directed their attentions to animals and how their images could be seen as symbols, and metaphors. This really helped get the kids inspired!!

class discussion

kids participated in every step of the process!

positive reinforcement time!!!! :P

final masterpieces

This class was so much fun! The best part was the kids thanking us because they had so much fun and well all the hugs I received may have made me tear up :')

Special thanks to RMAC, & Jessica Parham