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Wireframe Sculptures: A Form Study
Virtual Class Explores Wireframe Forms
Our online art classes have been a huge hit so far this winter, and if you're interested in branching out to three-dimensional forms, you'll want to be part of our next class — Wireframe Sculptures: A Form Study.
In this two-session workshop (Saturday, January 13 & Saturday, January 20, from 11am-1pm) with artist Hannah Lee Sun, you will begin with a two-dimensional drawing or design, then learn how create a form made from a mesh screen and invisible stitches using simple materials. This form can be used as a base for creating sculptural works out of textiles and other materials. 
You'll come away from class with your own sculpture, the skills to fabricate more forms of your own, and an understanding of the relationships between form, material, and dimension. No experience is required for this introductory-level course. We hope to see you there!

Scratch Space: Adapting History
Next Scratch Space: Adapting History
Don't miss hip-hop theatre artist Dahlak Brathwaite for the next episode of our virtual conversation series Scratch Space on Thursday, February 11 from 12-1pm
Dahlak will share his journey of developing the theatrical work Adapting History into a film during the pandemic. Adapting History is an oral telling of American music through history and American history through music, using spoken word poetry to narrate the complex story of our nation. This musical chronicle shows that despite conflict and misunderstanding, we can still be brilliantly creative. Our in-depth conversation will explore how understanding our collective past can help us build a better future.
This past week's Scratch Space episode Access Is Love featured a fascinating conversation between disability rights advocate Alice Wong and artists Jason Lazarus & Siebren Versteeg. To watch this and all of our past episodes, visit our YouTube channel below.

Virtual Donor Party
Join The Fun: Virtual Donor Events
We deeply love and appreciate our community of donors, who have been especially generous this past year as we have had to cut back on many programs and in-person activities due to the pandemic. If you're still looking for ways to connect with your fellow arts enthusiast, fear not: we have some great online donor events planned in the coming months!
Donors at the $500 Collaborator Level or above can expect an invitation in the next week to our first virtual party of 2021 celebrating Mardi Gras — complete with gift bags, costumes, and cocktails. Donors at higher levels will also be offered additional fabulous social events later in the spring.
If you'd like to join the fun, be sure to donate through the link below; if you're already a donor but need to upgrade in order to get your invitation, now is a great time to do so! And if you have questions about your donor status, don't hesitate to email Taylor Abbe at
Remember that your gifts help support our mission of bringing relevant, accessible arts programs to all — a cause that is as important in these difficult times as it has ever been. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Adapting History: Feb 11 / 12pm
Wireframe Sculpturea: Feb 13 & 20 / 11am
Arts In Your Classroom: March 6 / 9am
Weddings & Rentals Available for 2021
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Image Credits: Courtesy Hannah Lee Sun / Courtesy Dahlak Braithwaite / Adobe Stock

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