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w/ Artists Jesse Lentzwiler and kolpeace
For half of the day, students work with local artist Jesse Lentzwiler to create their own little plush friend! Draft a pattern, cut the fabric, pin it together, then combine hand sewing skills with machine stitching to complete a new stuffed animal! Previous sewing skills not required. Fabric provided, but bringing your own special fabric (or old clothes!) is encouraged.
For the other half of the day, Creative Alliance resident artist kolpeace leads a hands-on interactive exploration of arts and teamwork called “Mini Mural Mindfulness.” Working on a large scale piece of prime canvas with multiple mediums, students delve into the intersection of street art, community engagement, and public works.
Location: Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave. Baltimore MD 21224
Age Range: Students 3rd-8th grade
One student: $50/$45 mbrs
Two or More Students: $90.00
Materials: All materials will be provided! Bring special fabric (or old clothes) for stuffed animal, if preferred!
About the Artists
Jesse Lentzwiler is a multidisciplinary teaching artist from Philadelphia, living in Baltimore by way of Minneapolis, and working in handcrafts, including sewing, loom knitting, and printmaking. With a background in jewelry, dioramas, and bronze casting, she loves things that are small, intimate, and personal. Her audience is children, present and former.
Christopher Johnson also known as kolpeace, the southern man where the tea is sweet and the people are sweeter. He is currently a resident artist at Creative Alliance and has been featured/performing across the US with festivals, sports teams, nonprofits, schools, and institutions. kolpeace has impacted numerous community-based projects and events with the intent to bring neighbors, who would’ve otherwise been strangers, together through conversation during his riveting interactive live painting sessions and newly found passion for mural storytelling.