Art & Storytelling Events
The Art of Visual Storytelling
Stories are all around us, in everything we hear and see. They connect us to our past, make sense of our present and encourage us to share our visions for tomorrow. In many instances, it is stories which inspire visual art and during the artistic process, artists create and select visual images to narrate respectively. In short, visuals develop and inspire stories.
To engage with the early childhood community and their caregivers, artist Alisha Wormsley and audiovisual teaching artist, Richard Robinson will use a structural storytelling curriculum (in reverse) combined with various art making activities to guide various groups through the art making process of visual stories. The process will closely mimic that of the artists involved. Workshops are scheduled for October 27 and November 17.
Alisha’s artistic practice comes from a background in cultural anthropology with a focus on folklore and popular culture. She takes myths, images and historic symbols and collages them with popular culture, present day themes to re-tell or re-create a familiar nostalgia. Her re-creations play with concepts of time, gender and race.
As an Audiovisual teaching artist, by way of sound images and spoken, written language, Ricardo has used “story” to recreate, to account for and to re-tell his direct experiences of being. He believes the places he has been, where he now stands, and the places he has yet to discover can all be shared by way of storytelling.
Coming in December: The artist Klode will guide participants as they utilize the Tiga method to create art. According to the artist, the upcoming exhibit and accompanying workshops is an “opportunity to bring awareness (to) the importance and value of art as a therapeutic and educational means in people’s lives.”