Workshops

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

Location

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.

Questions? Email education@nmwa.org.

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Accessibility

Accessibility Inquiries

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