Art in Action

Art in Action: Mid-Winter Break — Exploring Identities
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Celebrate Black History Month at BIMA by exploring how identity, culture, and history shape ourselves and our communities. Join teaching artists in BIMA’s galleries for a different art project each day, designed for all ages. No pre-registration is necessary for this free program.

Schedule of Projects

Sat, Feb 16 – Make a Mini-Book!
Learn a simple bookbinding technique to make your own miniature sketchbook or journal and decorate the cover.

Sun, Feb 17 – Dreaming the Future
Create a multi-media collage using paper, yarn, and cloth that illustrates your dream for a radical future.

Mon, Feb 18 – Folding Environments
Explore personal identities by creating a self-portrait that illustrates the world within you.

Tues, Feb 19 – Observational Portraits
Create a portrait of yourself or a neighbor by looking closely. Discover the colors, textures, and shapes that make you uniquely you!

Wed, Feb 20 – Collaborative Mapmaking
Work alongside others to create a map brought to life by your imagination. Add drawings to our world map or zoom in on individual locations to highlight the places you call home.

Thurs, Feb 21 – Paper Figures
Express your identity by creating paper action figures of yourself, your friends and role models.

Fri, Feb 22 – Handmade Stickers
Explore using images and shapes to express yourself in a small space.

Sat, Feb 23 – Cut & Paste Stories
Create a collage that tells an important story from your family or personal history, inspired by the work of Jacob Lawrence.

Sun, Feb 24 – Identity Symbols
Use cut paper to design a personal symbol that represents you!


Feb 16 – Feb 24, 2019
11:00am – 2:00pm


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