Special Events

Juneteenth Events |  June 19th 2018

Graphic Design and the Black Aesthetic

120 min course

FREE Creative Community Meetup: There will be a presentation and discussion. Feel free to bring food or beverages.

This session is a historical recollection of the contributions of Black Graphic Designers in America. We will also discuss the development and expression of the Black Aesthetic.

Cost:

FREE

Data Resources for Social Impact: Paper Bag Meetup

60 min meetup sessions

This hands-on session will help you draft a series of unique icons for later use. We will work on prototyping object-based icons, action-based icons, and conceptual icons.

Cost:

FREE

Experiments in the Black Aesthetic - Mini Creativity Incubator

120 min course

Scholars have been studying the presences of the Black Aesthetic in the art and design world for decades. Researcher, designer, and college professor, Sylvia Harris, created a series of design experiments to highlight the presences of the Black Aesthetic in contemporary graphic design. Harris was very inspired by the works of the AfriCOBRA artist collective. This collective was formed in 1968 as part of the Black Arts Movement. In this single-session cohort, we will focus on creating graphic works using the five main elements of AfriCOBRA art: improvisation, distortion, poly-rhythms, exaggeration, and call-and-response. All works created in this cohort are made in service of Black liberation and expression. 

Equipment Required: Personal notebook or computer. Participants choose to work digitally (with a computer) or analog (with paper and art supplies). Art supplies will not be provided. If you choose to use a computer, there is no specific software required for this cohort.

Cost:

FREE