Excavating History

Wednesday, Jul 01 2015;
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Join School of the Art Institute of Chicago Art professor, artist, writer, and museum educator Rebecca Keller for a daylong workshop. This workshop focuses on the idea of history, and specifically personal history, and guides participants through the process of turning personal histories into writing and artworks. This is an art-making workshop designed to help participants generate themes and ideas for both art and writing (and is productive for both professional and novice artists/writers). The session will start with learning about different culture’s ideas about history, and then move to exercises designed to explore the question “what is history.” Keller’s years of experience will inspire attendees to traverse new territory relating to point of view, or who owns the story, and leave with many ideas for continued creative work. Come be inspired and create small works based on the stories that emerge in this workshop. Bring old photographs, keepsakes, objects, letters, or other ephemera and a bag lunch. Pre-registration is encouraged by June 25. $70/person, $65/members. Ages 15 and up.