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Processing Collective Grief Through Art
Teen artists are invited to join us for a workshop on processing grief through art. Whether you have experienced the loss of a loved one or are dealing with the life-changing events of the past 18 months, we are all searching for ways to express ourselves.

Led by artist Jill Ziccardi, this workshop invites teens to create something new with their preferred materials. Together, attendees will learn how to unpack an image, employ that knowledge in their artistic practices, and develop a unique visual vocabulary to communicate their ideas. To make the most of this time, participants are asked to come prepared with 5-10 images or subjects that are meaningful to them and relate to the theme of grief and feelings of loss.

Jill will dive deep into her process for creating a new piece, explore the inspiring work of other artists, including Scholastic Awards winners, and guide attendees through an exercise to start a new piece of their own. Discussion will examine ways to make visual decisions that communicate your ideas.

Attendees will be able to share their work with Jill for personalized feedback after the event. Works about personal grief, loss, and bereavement are eligible for the New York Life Award, which offers scholarships up to $1,000. Learn more at artandwriting.org/scholarships/

About Jill Ziccardi:
Originally from Farmingdale, NY, Jill grew up in a traditional Italian working class family and got hooked on art as a teenager. She holds a BFA in Art, with honors, from Carnegie Mellon and an MFA in Painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ziccardi has spent 25+ years working in arts education. Her work has been exhibited locally and nationally for decades. Jill lived in Chicago for 16 years and NYC for 10 years, but currently lives and works in the Hudson Valley area of New York state.

Oct 26, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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