Senior Discovery Group

Allen Neighborhood Center’s Senior Discovery Group is back in action this month! The seniors have begun meeting again on Wednesdays after a long pandemic hiatus (https://allenneighborhoodcenter.org/senior-discovery-group/). I visited this lively group yesterday morning to create 9/11 20th anniversary flags. We used felt, ribbon, fabric, and lots of glue to make flags–they did a great job. THANKS to ANC and the Seniors for being delightful hosts!

The National Quilt Museum

I was lucky to travel to Paducah, Kentucky, last month to visit the National Quilt Museum–WOW!! https://youtu.be/jbnzn3pkdP8 The Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs provided a professional development grant so I could visit the Museum and attend a journal workshop to enhance my creative practice. I highly recommend seeing the Museum if you can https://quiltmuseum.org/ The exhibition space is terrific and the displays are extremely well done, offering a wide variety of styles and techniques. Everyone that I came across was helpful and friendly–thanks for the great experience Museum Staff!

Making Faces!

Yesterday I taught a couple of classes where the students focused on creating faces. First, young artists made faces with realistic pictures of human faces. But then they altered the faces by cutting up and reassembling parts. Secondly, each person made a face flag, on a felt flag with a knitting needle hanger. We used a variety of materials and lots of imagination. Thanks to the Flint Institute of Arts Art School for being a great host! https://flintarts.org/learn/news

Art Classes for Youth in Flint

10 young artists explored making books yesterday in my class at the Flint Institute of Arts Art School https://flintarts.org/uploads/images/Fall21.pdf They worked with folding paper, writing stories, creating scrolls, and more. What a creative and enthusiastic group of artists!