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Professional Learning for Educators: Exploring Identity through Abstract Expressionism

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Professional Learning Workshop for Educators of grades 6–12 Presented by Marla Kristicevich, Talented Visual Arts Instructor Identity is the way we perceive and express ourselves. Many intersecting factors, conditions, and multifaceted life experiences play a role in defining one’s identity, including our sense of place. Some aspects of our identity change throughout life, and experiences can alter how we see ourselves or how we are perceived by others. Artists use their work to express, explore, and question ideas about identity, and language plays an important role in this expression.   Drawing inspiration from the Creole and Francophone artists’ in the Acadiana Center for the Arts’ exhibition, Poetics of Selfhood, we will explore the depths and artistic power of our own identity through abstract expressionism. Using a variety of mixed media materials, participants will be prompted to compose, extract, and/or abstract lines of original poetry, creating artwork inspired by the theme of identity.
  • Type: Arts In Education,Professional Development
  • Time: October 25, 2022 - 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Venue:Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House
  • Duration:180 minutes