with Regula Russelle
Monday, August 2; 6–7:30pm CT
Art Practice Circle meets virtually and offers a friendly community space to listen and share about artmaking during this time of physical separation.
The benefits of connecting with fellow makers are multiple: to inspire and encourage one another, to be an audience for one another’s work and creative process, and to move our work forward by talking about it out loud. This monthly gathering will provide time for each person to share about their work—a particular work in progress, an idea that needs exploring, or a struggle with a specific work—as well as a conversation about what inspires us and strategies for tracking progress.
Regula Russelle (she/her) has loved teaching book arts classes to community members and college students for many years. These days she focuses on artist practice and content development of small, handmade books and zines, mostly at MCBA. It’s always inspiring for her to see a delightful variety of projects take shape in class. The content of her own work includes responding to climate change, culture-making, family memoir, and kitchen table poetry. Her biggest “hit” so far are her free zines on Earth Care Practice with distribution numbers of over 7,300! To learn more click here.
All skill levels welcome!
$5 for BIPOC participants
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.
What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual gathering, we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: Please bring something to share with the group related to your art practice: a work in progress, an idea that needs exploring, or a struggle with a specific work.
Please note: Registration closes 7/27 at midnight CT.