ReFresh & ReFrame: Collage and Sketchbooking for Wellness, Introspection, and Catharsis with Steph Kudisch
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Thursday May 20 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Collage and Sketchbooking for Wellness, Introspection, and Catharsis with Steph Kudisch
We will focus on collage and writing-based journaling/sketchbooking practice with an understanding that social justice work is deeply rooted in personal experiences. Prior to the session, we’ll gather up ephemera (personal photographs, scraps of paper, to-do lists, dried flowers, etch) to collage with - anything goes! We will talk about and practice how writing and drawing can be some of the most effective ways to process our lives-- and how cathartic and clarifying it can feel to open up and get vulnerable in your notebook.
We will also work through writing exercises that delve into individual experiences and interests in activism through an anti-bias & anti-racist framework, using prompts and methods that I use in my own sketchbook/journal practice (with some Lynda Barry-inspired exercises as well)!
Steph Kudisch is a teaching artist and art preparator based in the Bay Area. Focusing in screenprint, sound, and ceramics, Kudisch received their MFA as well as the Isaac M. Walter Sculpture Prize from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2018. Kudisch is a genderfluid artist whose artwork coaxes viewers to become participants, questioning assumptions and implicit bias about disability and queerness. They teach drawing, ceramics and bookmaking classes through Earthfire Arts Studio, as well as drawing, sculpture, painting, and printmaking through the San Francisco Children’s Art Center’s Preschool For All program. Kudisch is a member of the San Francisco Poster Syndicate, where they create and live-print screen printed political posters.