We welcome members of our community to come and join us for this FREE workshop on Thursday, October 15th between 4-5:30pm held in partnership with the City of Kitchener.
This workshop will be lead by the 2020 Kitchener Artist in Residence, Behnaz Fatemi. Fatemi is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in the KW region. She expresses her artistic ideas and visions through various media and techniques including but not limited to painting, sculpture, and installation. Fatemi focuses on the deep connection between humans and their behaviors. This is an answer to her question of how human sensibility is interconnected with topics such as society, politics, religion, personal beliefs and the like.
This workshop engages the community through clay sculpture making with a focus on immigration-related topics. With your help, the artist would like to attempt to answer the question of how cultural background, past experiences and social values can shape people’s views towards immigrants and refugees. She hopes to facilitate this through using clay. Working in clay allows the user to enter a more harmonious state which often allows them to deepen their self-knowledge. This is also a chance during our current times, to reflect on what it means to be a community and to experience the healing properties of creating with clay.
Participants, aged 8 and up, use hand-building pottery methods to make sculptures and decorate the surface by engraving words or designs on the sculptures. This work would then be fired, finished, and used by the artist as part of her residency with the City of Kitchener.
Please sign up to confirm your attendance for this workshop and help us maintain safe social distancing during this workshop.
Images by Magda Spurek Photography