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201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI

Artist-in-Residence

Lesley Numbers: A Thousand Ways

March + April 2017

Photo credit: Jennifer Bastian

"Every day the choice is presented to us, in a thousand different ways, to live up to the spirit within us or to deny it."

– Henry Miller

Join art educator and screen printer Lesley Numbers, in collaboration with other artists and local organizations, to explore the ways in which art, activism, and everyday magic can engage and uplift the human spirit.  Through printmaking, tarot reading, community dialogue and more, we will reflect, create, and continue to rise up.

Center photo credit: Angela Richardson

WORKSHOPS

Empowering Our Children and Ourselves to Talk about Racial Justice (facilitated by Families for Justice)  |  Sun, Mar 12, 2 – 4 pm

REGISTRATION IS FULL FOR THIS SESSION.
Join Families for Justice in an interactive workshop where we will practice concrete strategies for talking about race with children. We will learn to intentionally speak to the children in our lives about justice, naming race, and resisting racism. Together we will work to positively impact the ways that our children see, categorize, and make meaning about race.

Simple Bookmaking (with Katharine DeLamater)  |  Thu, Mar 16, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Join Polka Press members Katharine DeLamater and Lesley Numbers to learn the basics of bookmaking and screen printing with patterns. Participants will create and take home a hand-sewn pamphlet book to use as a journal, sketchbook, or artist's book. Ages 14 and up. Pre-registration required, limited to 12 students

Racial Justice Workshop (facilitated by Families for Justice)  |  Sat, Apr 1, 9 – 11 am

Families for Justice aims to engage parents and their families in working for racial justice, through dialogue and action. For more information visit familiesforjustice.org. All age, no registration necessary

Screen Printing Open Studio  |  Wed, Mar 15, Mar 29, Apr 12, Apr 26, 5 – 8 pm

Work with Lesley Numbers on an independent screen printing project.  Explore a variety of stenciling methods and experiment with inks and layering to create original designs on paper or fabric.  Some printmaking experience recommended.  Limited card stock, ink, and screens are available, feel free to bring in specialty paper, fabric, or additional screens. Ages 14 and up. No registration necessary but supplies are limited.

Intro to Screen Printing  |  Sat, Apr 8, 1 – 4:30 pm

In this family-friendly workshop, create a one color stencil for screen printing on paper or fabric. Learn the process of making a stencil with emulsion, mixing inks, and pulling prints. Paper and ink is provided, come to class with your ideas and any fabric you want to print on. Ages 6 and up (with adult supervision). Pre-registration required (limited to 14; families, please register individually).

Tarot Readings (with Marcelle Richards)

Insightful and unique tarot readings will be posted in The Bubbler and on social media on each new and full moon! Marcelle Richards is a writer, activist, adventurer, and shamanic practitioner. For more info about their healing and guidance services, visit marcellerichards.com. Marcelle is also planning an in-person tarot activity during the Night Light event, April 14.

Photo credit: Holly Whittlef


ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE ARCHIVE

JENIE GAO  January - February 2017

CHESS FROM SCRATCH  November - December 2016

SPATULA&BARCODE  September - October 2016

DANIKA BRUBAKER  August 2016 

JOSH DUNCAN  June - July 2016 

ARTWRITE COLLECTIVE April - May 2016

ARTISTS IN ABSENTIA March 2016

ANGELA RICHARDSON January - February 2016

BIRD ROSS October - November 2015

JAMES BELLUCCI August - September 2015

PUBLIC PRIVATE June - July 2015

RAIN WILSON April - May 2015

THE DREAM COLLECTORS March 2015

CRAIG GRABHORN December 2014 - February 2015

JUSTIN BITNER September - November 2014

JOE KERMAN July - August 2014

LIBRARY as INCUBATOR PROJECT May - June 2014

SACHI and LAURA KOMAI March - April 2014

VICTOR CASTRO   December 2013 - February 2014

BARBARA LANDES  September - November 2013