During a Drop-In Workshop, a museum educator leads visual literacy and art-making activities that draw inspiration from exhibitions currently on view at the museum. Projects are scaled for different age groups/grades and can be completed in 30–60 minutes. Whether your group or class meets in person or online, CAM provides project-specific supplies and tailors to your needs. Please note that most Drop-In Workshops are currently being offered virtually. Requests for onsite workshops are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Current lessons include:
- Defiant Rebellion Resist: Use wax resist techniques and watercolor to create your own flag similar to the ones found in Dread Scott’s Slave Rebellion Reenactment using Adinkra symbols. Ideal for K–12th grades (6 years to Adults).
- Protest Recycled: Transform recycled cardboard into reimagined protest art inspired by Andrea Bower’s Resist (Illustration Designed by Suffrage Atelier, London, 1909). Ideal for 5th–12th grades (10 years to Adults).
- With My Fist Raised High: Use scratchboard to make a relief print using the raised fist as a symbol of resistance. This project was inspired by Glenn Kaino’s Salute (Lineage). Ideal for Kindergarten to 12th grade (6 years to Adults).
- Words Illuminated…My PSA: Create a public service announcement for the community inspired by the artwork by Jen Everett x PSA: Somehow, we find each other. Ideal for 3rd–12th grades (8 years to Adults).