Creative Activism CANCELLED

This workshop has been cancelled.

Today more than ever we are called upon to step forward and stand-up for what we believe in. Creativity has always played a central role in social change movements and this workshop will be an opportunity to explore creative messaging and delivery.  We will begin doing a short writing exercise with the group; next students will be led in crafting their own political haikus and imagery that we will transfer to upcycled patches, pins, shirts, and signs. Students will also be encouraged to develop either an individual or group project, which could be anything from art interventions, to movement and/or vocal based “performance art” for rallies and marches; or whatever else participants dream up! No matter what your social and political beliefs are, you are welcome in this workshop-- the focus will be on building connection and creative response. 

This class will be co-taught by Nancy Judd and Heather Swan.

Nancy Judd recycle artist

Nancy Judd creates couture fashion sculptures from trash through her business Recycle Runway. She exhibits her work in high-traffic public locations around the US to inspire action around conservation of resources. Her traveling exhibition called ReDress: Upcycled Style is touring museums around the United States, and one of her pieces, the Obamanos Coat, is in the Smithsonian Museum’s permanent collection. Nancy’s work has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, in the Huffington Post, and in media outlets around the world. Companies and organizations such as Delta Air Lines, Toyota, and The Nature Conservancy have sponsored her sculptures and exhibitions. Currently she is creating work for a 2nd exhibition in the Atlanta International Airport in 2019. Nancy is also a Teaching Artist, providing Arts Integration (exploring curriculum via creative experiences) in schools and gives presentations and workshops to audiences of all ages around the globe including two... Read More

Heather Swan Wisconsin writer

Heather Swan is a poet and creative nonfiction writer who received her PhD in English with a CHE minor from UW Madison. Her book Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field, which narrates the interdisciplinary response to honeybee decline, is forthcoming from Penn State Press. She currently teaches at UW Madison.

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.

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