Teens are invited to a free, full-day workshop at the Newark Museum that will focus on the themes of Grief and Growth. First, we will explore the Museum's collections during a gallery walk and connect the art we see to these themes. Using the art from the museum's collections as inspiration, we will then create our own art and writing. This workshop will focus on poetry and the creation of "memory boxes," but any students interested in the creative arts are welcome.
Lunch will be provided. Reimbursement for public transit costs is also available to students by request on the basis of financial need, and this reimbursement will be provided on-site at the conclusion of the workshop.**
September 28, 2019
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
49 Washington St
Newark, NJ 07102
Who is this workshop for? Any teen who has had someone close to them pass away (be it a parent, grandparent, sibling, and other relative, friend, or someone else), who is coping with changes as a result of a death, who wants to commemorate the special life of someone who is no longer with us, or who wants to meet other teens with similar concerns and socialize, eat, relax, and make art.
About the instructor: The workshop will be led by Rachel Alban, an arts educator, writer, and photographer based in Newark, NJ. Rachel is currently an artist educator at Rutgers University's Paul Robeson Galleries, Abrons Arts Center, Fresh Art NYC, and Marble Jam Kids. She earned her BFA in Art Education and MPS in Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts.
**Students must indicate their need for transit reimbursement in this RSVP survey. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards will reach out to the student to arrange reimbursement. Reimbursement for public transit costs is available to students by request on the basis of financial need, and will be provided on-site at the conclusion of the workshop. Students will need to arrange their travel to the workshop on their own.