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TEACHING ARTISTS [clear filter]
Thursday, October 12

10:15am PDT

Building Connections through Arts-Based Community Art Making
Limited Capacity full
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Since 2012, the New Children’s Museum has partnered with local artists to develop workshops for its annual outreach program Mass Creativity. These workshops are designed to inspire imagination and creativity, and make hands-on art-making accessible to those that might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it. Through Mass Creativity, communities from diverse areas of San Diego are welcome to participate in the free workshops throughout May and June. The outreach program culminates in a free all-day event at the museum. This year the museum decided to break with tradition and offer four staff members - two Teaching Artists and two Playworkers - the chance to collaborate and develop a workshop concept. Fusing together play and the museum’s outreach model of arts-based community making, we chose to center the workshops around the theme of storytelling in an effort to offer a space for the San Diego community to represent themselves in their own words, images, and sounds. This session is targeted towards those who are interested in learning more about our process of developing and executing a large scale arts-based community outreach program for a diverse audience. Our panel will address how we wove together storytelling, art, and play to create a unique workshop environment where participants felt encouraged to make connections across and within communities. Participants will have the opportunity to not only engage in an in-depth discussion of the process, but also participate in one of the hands-on art making projects developed for Mass Creativity 2017.


Iyari Arteaga

Museum Playworker & Teaching Artist, The New Children's Museum
Iyari is a theater artist, writer, and playworker whose work primarily focuses on storytelling and identity. She has many years of experience performing with her family theater troupe, Teatro Izcalli, and was recently a cast member in the show South of the 8. Iyari graduated from... Read More →

Mayra Camacho Chavez

Teaching Artist, The New Children's Museum
Mayra is a practicing fiber artist who specializes in embroidery. Having graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Design she is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Art Education from Boston University. She enjoys creating handmade embroidered... Read More →

Hannah Mykel

Unemployed, N/A
Hannah is a Museum Playworker at The New Children’s Museum. Her practice is inspired by her love for play and her desire to build connections among and across communities. Hannah earned her Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Visual Culture with a Minor in Education from the... Read More →

Gabrielle Romberger

Teaching Artist, The New Children's Museum
Gabrielle Romberger completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History from the University of San Diego. As an artist she focuses on drawing, working with pastels, charcoal, and graphite. Gabrielle also has experience with sewing, painting, carpentry, and sculpture. She has interned... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Museum of Man Ed Center 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101