Friday, June 14, 2013

Teaching a Journal Making Class for Rethreaded!

Ink and Stencils Art Journals

I'm excited to share that I'm going to be teaching a journal making class for Rethreaded, June 29, 9am-Noon! What's Rethreaded, you ask? From their website: "Rethreaded loves people affected by the sex trade by fostering relationship and life-giving community. Our vision is to unravel the effects of the sex trade by fighting business with business on a global and local level. Rethreaded seeks to unravel the effects of the sex trade, whether it takes the form of human trafficking, prostitution, pornography or strip clubs. This multibillion dollar industry is founded on the exploitation of mostly women and children. As an organization we want to provide safe, viable, and dignity-giving work to survivors of the sex trade." Rethreaded was the top vote winner at One Spark this year.  My arts festival and Mermaids and Mamas assistant extraordinaire Whitney has been volunteering with Rethreaded for months now and thought my journals could be a great teaching and healing tool.

I'll be teaching participants to how create journals like the ones above. I'll be using a variety of techniques I've learned from Roben-Marie Smith, Albie Smith and Martha Lever.  We'll make at least two journals, possibly four if we have time.  We'll talk about layering and how the layers of our lives relate to the layers we create for our journals. Registration is $50 per person and includes all materials, and $20 of your registration goes directly to Rethreaded as a fundraiser.  Want to play along with us and support a great organization in the process? RVSP to Whitney at  Seating is limited to the first 20 participants. 

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