Sunday, September 13, 2020
Discover the joy of looking at and creating art together! This hourlong virtual studio class is designed for all ages and abilities (best for children ages 6-12 with adult caregivers). Each class includes guided looking at works of art plus time for art making; your ticket includes a complete kit of art-making materials needed to participate. All participants (children and adults) must have a ticket.
In this session you get a sneak peek at Lina Iris Viktor’s dazzling new installation Triumvirate: Constellations I, IV, IX, and teaching artist Janelle Washington leads you in creating an out-of-this-world self-portrait with intricate cut paper techniques.
We are working to make our online content accessible. If you need live captions or an ASL interpreter, or have another request, email Felicia Ingram.
About the Instructor
Janelle Washington is an artist from Virginia who explores history, identity, family, and the beauty of African American culture using paper as her medium. She uses silhouettes, geometric lines, patterns, and African Adinkra symbols to represent pieces, parts, and details to showcase her African American heritage. Her paper cuts have been exhibited at the 311 Gallery and Artspace in North Carolina, Southeastern Railway Museum in Georgia, and the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She has permanent silhouettes housed at the National Institutes of Health and the Slavery and Freedom Gallery of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is a member of the Guild of American Papercutters.