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Art Workshop – Illustrated Collage and Natural History
May 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for an evening of art making and exploring memories, landscapes & ecosystems
Garfield Park Conservatory and The WasteShed Chicago have teamed up to offer an evening of art making and exploring memory, landscapes and ecosystems.
This event is a two-hour workshop in which participants will explore and depict their memories of an emotionally important landscape or ecosystem. It’s based on a technique teaching artist, Jam, has been using for several years, in which they create a collage and then translate it into an illustration, but with a specific focus on the sensations, textures, and other formative details of remembered places. Like a cabinet of curiosities, but more personal, with each piece having a place in the maker’s own interior landscape.
Masks are required for this program.
Participants age 14+ are welcome.
I’m Jam! I draw creatures, plants, buildings, things I find on the sidewalk, and unhinged still-life tableaus. For the last four years, I’ve worked as a family educator during free drop-in family programming at the Garfield Park Conservatory, making art in my free time. While I can’t participate as directly right now, I still want to create work that helps people engage with urban biodiversity, so I’ve been making zines, sending lots of mail, and teaching whenever I can!
About The WasteShed:
The WasteShed provides Chicago with an organized, affordable, and reliable resource for repurposed art, craft, and school materials, and with a dynamic center for activities related to sustainability, art, education, and material culture. The WasteShed’s Humboldt Park store is open to the public 6 days a week at 2842 W Chicago Ave.
Please note, by entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication.
Registration closes Monday May 23rd at 9:00pm