Firsthand Experience Workshop: Radiant Textures

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Sat, Apr 13, 2024
10:00 am to 3:00 pm ET

Tickets and Reservations

Reservations Required.
General admission: $25
Students, seniors, D.C. residents: $22
Members: $20


Susan Swartz Studio, 4th floor

A medium-dark skinned woman with short, curly hair wears turquoise flower earrings, a nose ring, a black shirt with white dots, and an apron with a flower patch. She looks down at a small textured book she’s holding and flipping through. In the foreground are two colorful handmade books standing upright on a table.
Tap into your creativity! Participate in accessible art-making projects and gallery conversations.

Event Description

About the Event

Firsthand Experiences bring contemporary artists together with learners ages 13 and up for hands-on programs that combine making, gallery conversations, and discovery.

Experiment with color and texture to make abstract monotypes and sew a luminous, long-stitch journal. Art supplies provided. No experience required.

About the Artist Instructor:

Through book arts, collage, printmaking, and creative writing, Jamila Zahra Felton (she/her) explores memory, identity, love, self-care, and Black futures. Jamila’s artist books and zines are in NMWA’s collection: her artist book The Deep End: Or, Some of Us Learned How to Swim (2016) was included in the exhibition DMV Color (2019–20), which can be viewed online. Jamila is a member of Pyramid Atlantic and was its inaugural Gregory Vita Paper Arts Resident. Jamila also blossoms as a librarian and educator and lives with her family in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

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Accessibility Inquiries

If you are unable to register online or would like to indicate any accessibility services you require, please email Two weeks’ notice to request accessibility services is appreciated but not required. We will make every attempt to fulfill requests.