We are offering a special vacation program on Monday, January 17th. This program runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and costs $70.
See below for more information.
Monday, January 17th
Ages 6 – 12
Educator: Kiran Zaman
Collage, quilt, and illuminate, forge a friendship and bring community together for MLK Day 2022.
This year we pay homage to two African-American artists, Alma Thomas and Bisa Butler.
Help us honor artist Alma Thomas, the first African-American woman to have a solo art exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City in 1972. Bring shapes and colors to life by recreating an illuminated collage that stirs the senses when lit up by an LED. Light up your window or room with shadows you create and learn how Thomas crafted her beautiful expressionist pieces.
Next become inspired by the quilting art of Bisa Butler. Design your own framed quilt as a metaphor for the interwoven fabric of a community. Tell the story of children’s dreams being nurtured and their hopes becoming a reality energized by the children’s book Dream Street by Tricia Elam Walker & Ekua Holmes, (Anne Schwartz Books).
Convert your fabric collaging skills into a group project. Come together with your friends and create a larger quilt, symbolizing a metaphor for peace and working together piece by piece.
If you have any questions or experience any issues during registration, please call 203.777.1833 or email manager@eliwhitney.org.
We strive to make our programs accessible to all. Please give us a call at 203.777.1833 to discuss opportunities for financial aid. You can also sponsor a scholarship by making a donation.
The Whitney Workshop @ EWM | 203.777.1833 | www.eliwhitney.org
The Workshop @ EWM | 915 Whitney AvenueHamden, CT 06517

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