July 11 - August 18: The Worry Stone Project with Patsy Pitts

$350.00 Regular price

The Worry Stone Project is a seven-part class series for children ages 7-16, but this is more than just a ceramics workshop; a central goal of The Worry Stone Project is to inspire compassion for others through artistic practice. Students will learn the fundamentals of working with clay to design, create, and decorate worry stones that will be sent to children in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers, demonstrating that people in the United States care about them and want to welcome them to the country. Beyond the opportunity to work with clay, this workshop allows students to discover service learning, community outreach, and experience personal growth through art.

Instruction will include a mixture of hands-on clay experiences, educational lectures (presented in an age-appropriate way), and time for discussion and reflection. Students will create their own worry stone designs and work together to duplicate them using plaster press molds. Our mission is to deliver 1000 stones to children detained by ICE. Participants will get to create stones for themselves to keep as well.

The Worry Stones Project was conceptualized and developed by artist Patsy Pitts. After a long career in nursing, Patsy returned to school to earn a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Otis College. Her travels during college opened up a new perspective on the world, which she brings to life in her artwork. Learn more about Patsy here.

Classes will be held as a combination of hands-on sessions at Still Life Studio in Santa Monica (850 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, 90405) and virtual sessions on Zoom for further learning and discussion. Here is the class schedule:

Meeting 1: Sunday 7/11

  • Location: SM (outside)
  • Time TBD, 2 hours

Meeting 2: Wednesday 7/14

  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: TBD

Meeting 3: Sunday 7/18

  • Location: SM (outside)
  • Time: TBD

Meeting 4: Sunday 7/25

  • Location: SM (outside)
  • Time: TBD, 2 hours

Meeting 5: Friday 7/30

  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: TBD, 60 min

Meeting 6: Sunday 8/15

  • Location: SM (outside)
  • Time: TBD, 2 hours

Meeting 7: Wednesday 8/18

  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: TBD

 

Masks and social distancing are required at all times at the studio.

Cancellations made 4 or more days before the start of the class will be refunded. A 50% refund or 50% credit toward another class or workshop will be given for cancellations made fewer than 4 full days before the start date.

We have 7 seats left in this class.

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