WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14
6:00-7:30 PM (PACIFIC)
GET READY for the workshop: Please get your sign making supplies together before we meet up, set up your work space and computer. See below for some possible sign materials.
SIZE: an 11x7 vertical sign is a good size and can be easy to get paper for--including simply taping two 8 1/2x11 sheets together. Using a manila file folder is also great--and a little thicker. Other sizes are fine as well.
Sign material: You could use paper, cardboard, back of posters or other sheet material, a piece of plywood, fabric…
To make your image and words you could use:
Pencils, pens, markers--even with smaller markers, pens or pencils with a little time and filling in, you can make a strong sign.
Pastels, chalk, crayons, charcoal..
Paint: house paint (avoid solvent-based--not good to breathe indoors, or go outside), acrylic paint, water colors, tempera, etc.
Collage: colored paper, magazines or newspapers, any paper with color on it. And glue and scissors to cut it out and glue it down.
Recycled: You could try to make your image using completely recycled materials.
Fabric: you could do painting, embroidery, quilting, or applique (cutting out fabric images or words and sewing, gluing or ironing onto fabric sign).
Nancy Pili Hernandez is a San Francisco artist, educator, activist and a member of Trust Your Struggle (TYS)---an artist collective of visual artists, educators, and cultural workers dedicated to social justice, environmental sustainability, and community activism through the medium of art. TYS is a crew, fam, and folks that are getting down for the people through graphic design, printmaking, photography, illustration, graffiti, multimedia installations, mural painting and more.
David Solnit is an East Bay artist and arts organizer, centering the arts to build movements, nurture mass participation and to help change the narratives. He has co-led the Climate Justice Mural Project facilitating large scale, multi-block street mural actions together with Idle No More SF Bay and the Society of Fearless Grandmothers in 2018 (Rise for Climate) and 2019 (Climate Strike). He is currently using arts to support the Poor People's Campaign, and Keep Families Housed anti-eviction campaign.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
All events at the East Point Peace Academy are offered on a Gift Economy. This means that there is no fee to register, and everybody is welcome to attend regardless of their ability to pay. An opportunity will be offered to participants to give gifts to support the work of our organization and to support the facilitators. No amount is too small or too large.
To donate for this event, you can visit: https://www.eastpointpeace.org/preparingtogetherdonate
This event will happen virtually using the Zoom online conferencing platform. If you are not familiar with this platform, click here for instructions.