This virtual workshop invites teen artists to find inspiration at Mount Vernon for new works in words, visual art, and song.  

Open to ages 14-18.

If you cannot pay $5 to attend, enter the promo code ArtWorkshop1 at checkout to receive a $5 discount.

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Add to Calendar 05/08/2021 11:00:00 12/31/1969 12:00:00 America/New_York Art is Living History Youth Workshop

This virtual workshop invites teen artists to find inspiration at Mount Vernon for new works in words, visual art, and song.  

Open to ages 14-18.

If you cannot pay $5 to attend, enter the promo code ArtWorkshop1 at checkout to receive a $5 discount.

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An Art Workshop for Teens

Historic events and places have inspired poetry and visual arts over the ages.

During this virtual workshop, teens will find inspiration for their artwork based on the historic spaces, people, and events at Mount Vernon. Artists (ages 14-18) of all styles and methods welcome.

This 1-hour session will feature:

  • An introduction to art through the lens of 18th-century life at Mount Vernon. 
  • Inspiration and framing from Gabriela Orozco, the 2019 DC Youth Poet Laureate, whose work takes inspiration from the past (@gabrielarorozco on Instagram).
  • Guided and prompted visits to three locations via the Virtual Tour 

Participants will also receive free admission to George Washington Mount Vernon during the the week before and after the workshop.

Artwork Inspired by Place

Homesickness by Yasmine Bolden

Originally published in Write the World Review

Prompt

Oral histories suggest that the bodies of the enslaved peoples buried at the Slave Memorial were placed with their feet towards the east and the river, symbolizing their desire to return to Africa. Write about what parts of you will always pay tribute to ‘home.'

Tulip Poplar by Carolin Vorona

Prompt: The plants and trees see and remember what we cannot. What are the cemetery’s living beings telling you about those that have passed on? What are they warning you or preparing you for in the years to come? What patterns do they recognize? Close your eyes, then write(or draw!) about what you hear and feel from them.

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