Instructor: Laszlo Olah
Create two one-of-a-kind works of art during this hands-on workshop just for teens. Teens will tour the And Still We Rise exhibition and learn about techniques used with fabrics and then practice those skills in our studio. Students will create a watercolor practice piece using the Batik process before moving on to apply what they have learned to a hand dyed t-shirt. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please provide your t-shirt size after you register through email.
Register online by October 27
Featuring: Dawn Williams Boyd, Renee Allen, and Linda Camp
“Voices & Visions” will create a conversation with our community and a panel of arts professionals. This session will feature two artists from And Still We Rise and a local quilt maker and historian. During this program, we will explore each panelists’ personal histories with quilts and fiber arts, as well as the stories their works tell and the processes behind them.
Join us in discovering the textile art of And Still We Rise through a home studio visit of Atlanta-based fiber artist Dawn Williams Boyd. Dawn will speak about the inspiration for her work, as well as her process. We will also explore the history of the Civil Rights movement through a visit of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site.
Register online by November 1
(Ages 5-8 years & caregivers)
Instructor: Lesley Jakovcic
Work together as a family to create your own paper batik quilt and learn new art making techniques! Participants will learn about the origins of batik, visit the And Still We Rise exhibit, and get hands-on in the studio. Using crayons, paper, and shoe polish, participants will design and create their own paper quilt squares, then join together their work with other family members to create a paper batik quilt to take home and display.
Register by November 3
Explore themes within the Museum’s collection and exhibitions through engaging talks by local and regional history and arts professionals. Each program is free and open to the public.
Fashioned for FLOTUS: The Alma Thomas-Michelle Obama Quilt
Featuring: Cathy Fussell
In 2016, master quilt maker Cathy Fussell was asked by the Congressional Club in Washington, D.C. to make a quilt to be presented to First Lady Michelle Obama at the annual First Lady’s Luncheon. The quilt was inspired by the art of Columbus native Alma Thomas, a favorite of the former First Lady. In this session Cathy will share her inspiration, process, and trip to Washington for the presentation of the finished piece.
If you are interested in purchasing a $10 lunch, please contact the Education Dept. at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, November 13.
Sponsored by the 10”x10” Art for Education Fund.