Making collages.

I’m teaching some of the metalsmithing classes at Benches on Division in Chicago. I recently taught a workshop there on sawing, filing, sanding and polishing and the students did amazing work with their sawing!

And in the “now for something completely different” department, I’m working with Woman Made Gallery’s 20 Neighborhoods Project.

Here’s a description of the project from their blog:

Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is proud to announce the launch of “20 Neighborhoods”, a community-based art project celebrating Woman Made Gallery’s 20th Anniversary.

The gallery is partnering with 20 Chicago neighborhood, arts-based, community-based, and housing organizations to create an art exhibition based on Chicago women’s individual and collective experiences and aspirations for their homes, families, neighborhoods, communities, and city.

Woman Made Gallery will host found-object assemblage sculpture workshops for participating women, and in some cases youth, at each organization’s location, culminating in an exhibition of all the participants’ art pieces, as well as an event series, at Woman Made Gallery in October of 2012.

I’m teaching the workshop in Chinatown, working with the Chinese American Service League. I have a long post up about that over at the Woman Made Gallery blog:

https://womanmadegallery.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/20-neighborhoods-at-chinese-american-service-league

What classes are you teaching, or taking these days? Please let us know in the comments!
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Update, 8/6/12:

Here’s a post on the WomanMade Gallery blog about the whole project:

http://womanmadegallery.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/20-neighborhoods-a-mid-project-update-8/

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