Stretch your creativity further with our new interdisciplinary courses this term!
Ages 14 and up
Creating Future Memory: Activism in the Arts
with Pete DiGennaro, Director of A New Heroism: International Human Rights and Peace Education
This interdisciplinary course engages a wide range of case studies, in-class activities, poignant core texts, site visits, International Human Rights standards, in addition to discussions with professionals in the field and the student’s own art and/or research practice. Exploring the use of the memorial through an activist critique and engaged, creative practice, we will place personal memory within a social context centered on one persistent question:Œæ How are memories intended to be directed in the future, and why?Œæ This class culminates in the creation of the student’s own full, built-to-scale, or imagined memorial as the catalyst for “Future Memory” Through memorial models, memory frameworks, and a consistent practice of memorial making throughout the course, we will explore a range of modes, dynamics, and settings as applied to the field of memorial creation and its pivotal effect on the personal, social, cultural, and political landscapes we all inhabit.
Note: Guest speakers to be announced.
Supplies: Notepad and writing tool
Mon, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, 9/18 – 12/11
13 sessions: $250; Early Bird price: $225 (Discount available until 8/14)
About Pete DiGennaro
Peter DiGennaro is a Program Director and Teaching-Artist specializing in International Human Rights, Peace Education, and Critical Pedagogies across subject headings and educational sectors. DiGennaro received his Bachelor’s Degree from Bentley University in Communications and Management, and an MA in Arts Politics from New York University. His research focuses on the study of power given the social value of identity, creating Human Rights curriculum for Amnesty International, the Unitarian Universalist Society, and on-line platforms, as well as being a Facing History and Ourselves Certified Teacher. We’re thrilled for his return Fall term to further socially informed work with the CAW community.
Tai Chi Basics
with Sharon Didato
This course will focus on the Basic Principles of Tai Chi Chuan, which emphasize alignment, balance, agility, and grace, to provide students with a solid foundation of essential concepts and skills specific to this ancient martial art. Using easy-to-follow movements, guided meditation, and relaxation techniques we will explore a variety of postures and practical short forms, which will become the basis for all subsequent learning. Classes may also involve learning some advanced training methods for energy cultivation and refinement to improve mental acuity, maintain health and increase sensitivity.
Supplies: Please wear soft sole shoes and comfortable clothing.
Tues, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, 9/19 – 12/12
13 sessions: $224; Early Bird price: $202 (Discount available until 8/14)
Artist’s Portfolios for the Web
with Beth Lovell
Gear up for Open Studios by polishing your online presence. Using weebly.com, and digital photos of your artwork, create an online portfolio, write an artist’s statement, find the ideal online printing service for postcards, business cards and art books. Survey of social media arts communities and venues for selling your work.
Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge required.
Note: MAC and PC computers available in CAW Photo Studio. Participants encouraged to bring personal laptop.