On Sunday, April 23rd, you are invited to bring art reflecting on this month’s theme of Resistance. Share your creativity at coffee hour with other First U members and friends. Here are some prompts for inspiration:
You are invited to play with a painting approach that creates form out of empty space; it’s called wax resist or watercolor resist. You use wax blocks or white crayons to draw on a piece of paper and create an image that will resist the watercolor paint that follows. The wax blocks the watercolor paint, and so the image is “revealed” in the wash of color. Here is a video to show how to do it.
We all have our favorite piece of resistance art. It might be the clenched fist symbol or the Rosie the Riveter poster. Or maybe it’s Banksy’s Rage, The Flower Thrower or Keith Haring’s Ignorance = Fear / Silence = Death. While each of our favorites are different, all of them likely shaped us in ways we continue to be grateful for. So, this month, you are invited to make your favorite or most personally impactful piece of resistance art the central figure of your creative project this month. But don’t just replicate it. Instead, use your painting, drawing, photograph, collage or video to capture the impact it had on you as well as the way you think the image is still relevant today.
Resistance can sometimes be a heavy topic. So if you happen to find yourself in a lighter and playful mood this month, here are some options to have fun with rubber band art. Click here for Rubber Band Art. Click here for amazing artwork with rubber bands.