Youth Tapestry of Place
Youth Tapestry of Place is an 8 week program for youth, ages 15 – 21, focusing on eco-arts, storytelling, self-discovery and expression. Participants will have the opportunity to explore concepts of community and place. Together, we will think about questions such as: How did we come to be here? What is our connection to the land? What does home mean to each of us?
Working with Indigenous histories, ancestral histories, and personal narratives, we will weave our own Tapestry of Place. Youth will receive hands-on, skills-based learning experiences with mentorship from local artists. Workshops will involve working with local plants, Indigenous storytelling, creative writing and drawing, sound recording and editing, and art installation. The program will result in a final presentation of our work.
Youth Tapestry of Place is a publicly funded program with an objective to support marginalized and minority youth. Successful candidates will receive a $100 honorarium for attending 7 out of 8 workshops and completing the project.
This program is currently scheduled to take place in-person. We are able to safely gather in a small group with up to 10 people at our Fieldhouse. Should the ability to gather in-person change, this program will move to a weekly online format.
Workshop Dates and Artists
Oct 15 | Land: Indigenous Histories with Senaqwila Wyss
Oct 22 |Ancestry: Comics and Creative Writing with Rosemary Hu
Oct 29 |Thinking Local: Eco-Arts and Plant Material with Nathaniel Marchand
Nov 5 | Storytelling: Audio Recording with Madelyn Read
Nov 12 | Storytelling: Audio Editing with Mendel Skulski
Nov 19 | Storytelling: Audio Editing with Mendel Skulski
Nov 26 | Place: Movement and Stories with Sierra Megas
Dec 3 | Tapestry of Place: Final Presentation Preparation with Sierra Megas