WORKSHOPS WITH KIDS!
Since my return to Atlanta, I have been blessed with the support of Atlanta/Fulton County librarians and Atlanta Public School Teachers who have allowed me to come into their meeting rooms and classrooms to share my art with their patrons and students. In six hour long workshops, usually over three consequetive weeks, I take 10 -15 children ages 8-12 years through the steps to complete a large scale piece of original art that can be displayed in the library or school for the appreciation of fellow students and staff, parents and the general public.
In my workshops I strongly encourage all adults present to participate in the workshop. Grown ups love to make art, and I've found that quite a few moms and dads are closet artists just looking for a chance to express themselves visually.
Paper Underground Railroad Quilt created by children and parents at Atlanta/Fulton County Public Library Roswell Branch February 2014.
Above:Literacy Is Power scrap quilt created by children and camp counselors at Atlanta/Fulton County Public Library's Adamsville/Collier Heights Branch.
Above and below: Underground Rail Road Paper Quilt created by students In Ms Janice Johnson's art class at Price Middle School in Atlanta, GA.
Detail of the finished product at Price Middle School.