Exploring Your Creativity: From Experience to Art
This one-day workshop will guide participants through a variety of methods that can be used to deepen into and develop creative ideas based on personal life experiences. Drawing, writing, and sculpting in clay will be explored in this workshop suited for any skill level. No experience necessary, all materials provided.
About the Instructor
Aisha Harrison has roots in Olympia, WA going back four generations. She studied abroad in Spain during high school, prompting her to be a Spanish major as an undergraduate. She loved studying Latin American literature because of the ways in which the Indigenous people used Spanish stories and images, subverting them and intertwining them with their own to ensure that Indigenous peoples, images and stories survived. These camouflaged acts of resistance reminded her of ways that she navigates being of African American and European American mixed heritage in predominantly European American spaces. Her work today, as both an artist and arts educator, attempts to navigate the spaces between, centering through making things with your hands, to create personal symbolic imagery, and to encourage others to subvert dominant narratives by telling their stories in hidden and/or overt ways.
10:00am – 4:00pm