Youth Arts Arise: Pocket Shrines

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Date(s) - Wed. May. 23, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Class Description: Working from the definition of a shrine as a “place or object hallowed by its associations,” we will examine the ways that objects can hold meanings and memories, and the ritual use of the shrine as a way to practice active remembering of people, places, events, and ideas we want to keep close. Participants will engage in the process of choosing “random” found objects and then imbuing them with specific personal memories during a short writing exercise. After discussing and viewing examples of visual symbolism and the elements of design, we will create mixed-media miniature shrines for our objects, amplifying their associations and communicating our own personal narratives.

About the Instructor: Ezra Rose Greenfield is an artist and educator (BFA ’09 RISD, M.Ed. ’12 Lesley University) living in the Boston area and teaching with community-based arts organizations. Her work explores themes of memory, mythology, personal symbolism and storytelling. She enjoys merging these interests with a teaching practice centered on inquiry, youth empowerment and community-building through art.

What is Youth Arts Arise?

Youth Arts Arise is a is an arts education project for students ages 11 to 16. This FREE program is a great after school opportunity to explore  creativity in a wide range of artistic mediums. To register, you can either fill in the All LanguagesYAA Form, Winter 2018 and sent it, or pick one up in person from the office.