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Collaged Collections Workshop

This Sunday, create a collage at Lawndale inspired by Layla Luna's I Saw Nobody Coming, So I Went Instead.


Collaged Collections Workshop

Sunday, December 10, 2017

1 - 3 PM

O’Quinn Gallery

$10 non-Members

$5 Lawndale Members



Join Lawndale Sunday, December 17 from 1 - 3 for our Collaged Collections Workshop inspired by Layla Luna’s I Saw Nobody Coming, So I Went Instead, on view in Cavnar Gallery until Sunday, January 7, 2018. In this workshop, participants will use various collectible items such as shells, reproductions of prehistoric art, and coins to create collage compositions inspired by Luna’s work, which contemplates the meaning of objects we hold dear.



This workshop is $10 for non-Members and $5 for Lawndale Members. All ages welcome! RSVP today! Space is limited (20).



To become a Member of Lawndale today and receive workshop discounts among other benefits, click here: http://www.lawndaleartcenter.org/about/memberships.shtml.


When:
Dec 10, 2017
Cost:
$10 for non-Members; $5 for Members
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

Free Student Workshop & Docent Tour about "Vedem - The Secret Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto

Vedem, WWII, Holocaust, Workshop, Students, Creative Activism, Creativity, Docent Tour

Come visit the the Vedem Exhibit at the Czech Center Museum.

On view: September 12th, 2017  to November 30th, 2017

 

Vedem’s magazine’s lessons of artistic activism will inspire today’s teens! It’s a chance to use creative means to explore their identity while driving change in their own communities.

Vedem Underground : The Secret Boys Magazine deconstructs and reinterprets the literary work of a secret society of Jewish boys, who created the longest-running underground magazine in a Nazi camp. Using a combination of pop-art graphics, drawings and paintings, and the prose and poetry of teenage prisoners in the Terezin Ghetto, the exhibit breaks down the 83 weekly issues totaling the 800 pages of Vedem (“In The Lead” in Czech”), then reconstructs them in the form of a contemporary magazine.

Through the exhibit, Vedem, which was produced from 1942-44, is recreated as the original ‘zine (hand made magazine), complete with “Masthead,” “Mission,” “Newsroom,” “Printing Press” and “Circulation” sections as well as panels dedicated to subject matter such as “Columns,” “Features,” “Humor” and “News and Editorial” panels.

Vedem Underground enlarges the intimate scale of the original publication while mixing and matching works of art with poetry and prose to create a collage in which Vedem is reinterpreted as a work of artistic activism that remains as relevant today as it did more than 70 years ago.

The Vedem Underground multimedia project examines the historic, cultural and artistic legacy of Vedem, a teen-authored magazine that was the only underground publication to be regularly produced by young Nazi concentration camp prisoners.

Vedem Underground teaches an invaluable lesson that transcends religion, age and eras to secondary-school and college students. Students are able to see how young activists inside the Terezin ghetto fearlessly fought anti-Semitism using their creative expression.

 FREE WORKSHOPS & CLASSES AVAILABLE!

Students participate in journalism workshop that concludes with student creations of hand-made magazines (‘zines).

The workshop is designed to teach middle- through college students both the historic context of Vedem and the art of creating a ‘zine, or hand- made magazine, as a symbol of creative expression, and a way to explore one’s identity through socially-engaged creativity.

They will conclude the course showcasing their work for the community with a ‘zine pop-up exhibit, where they will share ideas and trade their ‘zines.

FOR MORE INFO CALL 713-528-2060 or email development@czechcenter.org

 

When:
Nov 2, 2017 to Nov 30, 2017
For further information, please visit the brochure link. To follow our free events, please visit our Facebook page.
Cost:
Free for students $6 for adults
Time:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
Free for students and $6 for adults
Tuesday Time & Price:
Free for students and $6 for adults
Wednesday Time & Price:
Free for students and $6 for adults
Thursday Time & Price:
Free for students and $6 for adults
Friday Time & Price:
Free for students and $6 for adults
Saturday Time & Price:
Free for students and $6 for adults

Documentary Film Class


Do you know a high school student between Grades 9 and 12 who is interested in documentary filmmaking? 14 Pews Film Academy is offering 3 separate summer film workshops, which are $300 each or we are offering free SCHOLARSHIPS to high school students on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.

Camp Two will be June 12 through June 16 from 9 AM to 2 PM.

14 Pews Film Academy makes films on Houston artists while teaching the art of filmmaking. This summer we will be teaching several one-week filmmaking workshops to teens. And we are ecstatic that the documentaries created in our school will have their World Premiere at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival in November 2017. For our summer documentary workshops we are highlighting Houston artists: contemporary artists Harvey Bott and Terrell James, and Houston’s legendary punk rock band the Mydolls.

If you’re interested in enrolling in our classes please do so at the link below, and if you’re interested in applying for a scholarship, email info@14pews.com and let us know your film interests and your film experiences, we will then send you a very short application. But please do so quickly, as there are a limited number of scholarships. The deadline to apply for scholarships is May 1, 2017. 

Our students will collaborate on three documentaries, which will be screened in this years’ Houston Cinema Arts Festival in November 2017. Accepted students will have access to film equipment and after the classes are over, students can apply to intern at 14 Pews Film Academy to help with the editing of the documentaries.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to call us at 281.888.9677 or email us at info@14pews.com

14 Pews Film Academy is located at 800 Aurora Street, Houston, TX 77009

When:
Jun 12, 2017 to Jun 16, 2017
Cost:
$225-$300
Time:
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location:

Blaffer Summer Arts Workshops

Children are invited to fun, hands-on art making workshops!

ooking for a creative outlet for kids ages 6-12 this summer? Join us at Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston for Inside/Outside: Creating an Artscape, an art-making workshop where children envision an art environment designed for public use and play. Students enrolled in Session 1 create and outdoor art park setting and those in Session 2 imagine their art park indoors. Individual and group projects in two and three dimensions — sculpture, painting, mural, multi-use and more — are accompanied by tours of the UH Public Art Collection that teach children about contemporary art. Each session is unique with different art-making lessons and activities.


The workshops are held in two sessions taken jointly or separately for children ages 6-12

Session 1: Mondays and Wednesdays, June 19, 21, 26, 28

Session 2: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 20, 22, 27, 29


The cost for each session is $90 per child (or $180 for both). UH faculty/staff discounts are available.

When:
Jun 19, 2017 to Jun 29, 2017
Cost:
The cost for each session is $90 per child (or $180 for both).
Time:
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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Drawing and Painting Art Classes

Fun and Creative Art Classes for Children and Adults

Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced level Drawing and Painting classes for children and adults. Please contact me at email: tonymcmo@gmail.com or by phone: 832-876-2653 for class registration. Classes will be ongoing throughout the year starting February 11, 2017.  Classes will be located at: 5959 FM 1960 Rd. W., Houston, Texas 77069. Thank you everyone! 

When:
Jan 30, 2017
Cost:
Contact for pricing
Time:
3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
1:30pm - 3:30pm - Contact for pricing
Sunday Time & Price:
1:30pm - 3:30pm - Contact for pricing
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The Art of Wordsmithing


The Art of Wordsmithing

Instructor: Dr. Holly Ordway

What makes a story, poem, essay, or book really stand out from the crowd? What makes some writing so un-put-downable, so compelling, while other stories that have equally interesting characters and plots are ho-hum? One of the things that makes the difference is attention to language – to how the story is told, how the ideas are expressed. In short: the Art of Wordsmithing! One of the most powerful ways to make your writing shine – and one of the ways that’s so often overlooked – is attending to it at the level of the word and sentence. Wordsmithing is an extremely valuable stage at the end of the writing process, which comes after you’ve developed a draft, revised it, and are ready to polish it to a brilliant shine.

In this workshop, Dr. Ordway will reveal strategies for choosing exactly the right word and trimming unnecessary verbiage to allow the beauty of the idea to shine through clearly. She will demonstrate how to shape sentences and create “flow” in order to draw the reader into a sustained and rewarding reading experience. Participants will polish their own pages and, by the end of the session, will have gained a new toolbox of techniques for effective wordsmithing. The workshop includes an individual mini-critique from the instructor, as well as group workshopping activities. Please bring one or two samples of your own writing (500 words or less; it may be an excerpt from a longer piece), as well as writing materials (paper and pen or computer).

TIME: Sunday, December 18th, 2-5 PM

PRICE: Early-Bird until Tuesday, December 13th, $30 Members, $45 Non-Members. After Tuesday, December 13th, $45 Members, $55 Non-Members—Become a member here:
http://www.writespacehouston.org/memberships.html

LOCATION: Writespace

LEVEL: All levels

CAP: 15 writers

When:
Dec 18, 2016
Cost:
$30-45
Time:
2:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
2pm $30-45

Blogging 101


Blogging 101

Instructor: Holly Ordway


Writing online in the form of blog posts is a great way for writers to interact with their readers, test out ideas and develop a distinctive voice, purpose and audience. There’s no such thing as “one size fits all” with blogging: There are numerous ways that you can use writing blog posts to enhance your other writing goals. This workshop is designed for beginning and intermediate bloggers. You may already have a blog, but perhaps aren’t sure that you’re making good use of it; or, you may be completely new to the whole idea of blogging!

In this workshop, we’ll approach blogging from both a creative and a practical standpoint. We’ll address topics such as finding the right purpose and audience for a new blog, ‘tuning up’ an existing blog, and different options for relating to your audience. We’ll also discuss how to approach form, style, and length in the online format, social-media promotion, and how to set a realistic blogging schedule. Your instructor, Holly Ordway, will share information and advice based on her own experience maintaining a successful blog. Exercises and open discussions will provide opportunities for participants to develop and discuss ideas for their own blogs and blog posts.

Bring ideas, questions, and paper and pen for drafting posts! Recommended but not required: A laptop, tablet or smartphone to access example sites mentioned during the workshop. A list of the discussed site addresses will be included on a take-home handout. 


TIME: Saturday, December 17th, 2-5 PM

PRICE: Early-Bird until Monday, December 12th, $30 Members, $45 Non-Members. After Monday, December 12th, $45 Members, $55 Non-Members—Become a member here:
http://www.writespacehouston.org/memberships.html

LOCATION: Writespace

LEVEL: All levels

CAP: 15 writers

When:
Dec 17, 2016
Cost:
$30-45
Time:
2:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
2pm $30-45

Query Letters: The Do’s and Don’ts—From a Publisher’s Perspective


Query Letters: The Do’s and Don’ts—From a Publisher’s Perspective

Instructor: Jason Aydelotte

The query letter is the bane of many a writer’s existence. It is vital to every author’s chance at publication, yet many struggle with what to include in their query letters, as well as how to structure them and how long they should be. In this workshop these and many other questions will be addressed, including what font to use, whether to focus on just the manuscript or to include personal details, and whether to include SASEs.

Participating writers will get to learn the answers to these questions straight from the owner and founder of an independent publishing company, Grey Gecko Press, which receives query letters every day. Participants will use real-life examples to learn how to distinguish the good from the oh-so-bad, as well as which strategies will succeed or fail to get your book in front of the right people. Jason Aydelotte encourages participant engagement, so come prepared to ask questions. Near the end of the session, he will host a short Q & A in which he addresses any remaining questions that haven’t yet been answered.

TIME: Saturday, December 10th, 1-4 PM

PRICE: Early-Bird until Monday, December 5th: $30 Members, $45 Non-Members. After Monday, December 5th: $45 Members, $55 Non-Members—Become a member here:
http://www.writespacehouston.org/memberships.html

LOCATION: Writespace—PLEASE NOTE: There is a Silver Street event at this time, so please allow extra time to find parking. Please see the map at this link for alternative parking information, if needed.

LEVEL: All levels

CAP: 15 writers

When:
Dec 12, 2016
Cost:
$30-45
Time:
1:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
1pm $30-45

Poetry Appreciation and Generation Online Workshop


Poetry Appreciation and Generation Online Workshop

Instructor: Julia Rios

Interested in writing poetry, but don't know where to begin? Already a poet and want to shake up your usual perspective? Then, this course is for you. In this online course, we’ll explore several examples of different poetic forms and styles, and then generate new poems in a supportive group. Come prepared to inspire and be inspired!


TIME: Sunday, December 4th, 3-6 PM

PRICE: Early-Bird until Tuesday, November 29th: $30 Members, $45 Non-Members. After Tuesday, November 29th: $45 Members, $55 Non-Members—Become a member here:
http://www.writespacehouston.org/memberships.html

LOCATION: Online; remote only.

LEVEL: All levels

CAP: 15 writers

When:
Dec 4, 2016
Cost:
$30-45
Time:
3:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
3pm $30-45
Location:
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Jumpstart Your Writing


Jumpstart Your Writing

Instructor: Andreana Binder

Feeling stuck? Have you not written in a while? Does the work you have accomplished seem stagnant? Join your fellow writers in a friendly, open atmosphere in which creative freedom is celebrated. Using writing prompts, visual inspiration in the form of images and props, and fun freewriting exercises, we will unleash your creativity so that you can get back on track and feel inspired again. The exercises we will share are intended to help spark new ideas, but they are also adaptable to works-in-progress, so feel free to come without a particular project in mind or with a current project you’d like to be excited by again.

TIME: Saturday, December 3rd, 2-4 PM

PRICE: Early-Bird until Monday, November 28th: $30 Members, $45 Non-Members. After Monday, November 28th: $45 Members, $55 Non-Members—Become a member here:
http://www.writespacehouston.org/memberships.html

LOCATION: Writespace

LEVEL: All levels

CAP: 15 writers

When:
Dec 3, 2016
Cost:
$15-25
Time:
2:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
2pm $15-25


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Houston, TX 77266-6494


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