Art & Storytelling with Warren King
August 26, 2020 @ 12:00PM — 1:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Join us for an engaging art workshop with Warren King as he shares his journey of discovering Chinese cultural roots, identity and art. As we navigate turbulent times, we look to art as a powerful form of self-care and self-expression. Warren King's art practice was inspired by a memorable visit to his grandparents' village in Shaoxing, China. Warren was able to rediscover a connection that had been broken half a century ago when his grandparents fled the Chinese Civil War. Inspired by Chinese motifs like imperial portraits, operatic archetypes, and Buddhist shrines, Warren reestablishes a connection to his Asian ancestors by creating magnificent life-size figures and breathing life into them with epic storytelling skills. Storytelling will be followed by a brief Q&A session and a demonstration of Warren's take on monkey mask-making. Due to limited time, we encourage all participants to purchase supplies and start working on the masks before the workshop. This segment of the workshop will be focused on hearing tips + tricks from Warren about mask-making.
List of supplies:
- One or two medium sized boxes. Thinner cardboard is better, like Amazon shipping boxes.
- Sturdy scissors Fiskars
- Snap-off utility razor. Box cutter or X-Acto knife is also OK.
- Hot glue gun
- Cutting mat, or kitchen cutting board
- Optional: quick drying paint, like acrylic or tempera
When: Wednesday, August 26: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
Where: Tune in remotely on Zoom.*
*Zoom link will be shared upon RSVP
Champions for Womankind members will be guaranteed a spot in this limited-seat workshop upon RSVP! While this space is open for all, we extend a warm welcome to parents and children to join us for an afternoon of learning and summer fun while constructing monkey masks.
We hope to see you soon!