Join us at the NaAC for a FREE summer workshop with visiting artist, Megan Dewar!
Please note: registration is reserved for NaAC artists
There any many expectations of how disabled people ‘should feel’ about our own experiences of disability…Pressure to be positive, to view the cup as half full. Pressure to not be negative, and view the cup as half empty. But not be too positive, because that’s toxic and have the right amount of pessimism so we don’t set ourselves up for disappointment.
That’s a pretty narrow scope of how disabled people are ‘supposed’ to feel about our own experiences.
In this workshop we are invited to just notice, with no judgment. There’s no pressure to view this cup as half full or half empty. We are invited to express: half a cup.
We will assemble tile and broken ceramics on wooden boards, there may be rough edges. Padded gloves will be provided. To adhere we will use ‘tile adhesive’ a strong putty, unscented. To finish we will use grout, a sand based adhesive with the texture of grainy cold goo. Chalky scent. These adhesives get messy, and there is a sink in the room to wash adhesive off your hands.
Hands free option: You can work with Megan or another studio Facilitator to design the mosaic and gesture piece by piece where you would like them placed or adhered.