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Hierarchy of Needs Workshop (ONLINE)

What drives you to be you? This workshop will introduce the motivational theory of the Hierarchy of Needs through the lens of personal narrative, self-reflection, and visual explorations of text and color. In the Hierarchy of Needs model, humans are motivated to fulfill their basic needs like food and shelter before they can move on to more complex needs, like self esteem and personal growth. This forms a bottom-up hierarchical system in a pyramid shape. After a short introduction of these concepts and discussing examples via slides over Zoom, participants will create their own personal Hierarchy of Needs through writing, drawing, and painting on pyramid template. At the end of the workshop you will have an art piece (or several) that is a visual record of your current motivations, goals, and values. We will share them via Zoom, creating a kind of virtual human mapping in which we will identify patterns and connections in our shared experiences. All you really need is pens, paper, and some curiosity!

Kala will be using Zoom, an online video conferencing service to bring participants our interactive creative lessons. Kala will follow recommended security measures, and set virtual classroom expectations so we can maintain a safe and fun learning experience for all participants online.

  • Tuition: $20
  • Location: Online
  • Instructor: Leslie Samson-Tabakin
  • 1 Classes
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021
  • 6pm — 8pm


About the Instructor:

Leslie Samson-Tabakin is a visual artist and educator working in the Bay Area and Seattle, WA. Born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, Leslie received her MFA in Art from San Francisco State University in 2018, and a BA in Art from Smith College in 2007. She has been an artist in residence at Facebook, Inc. and Kala Art Institute, for which she received the San Francisco State University Residency Fellowship. Leslie has taught classes at San Francisco State University, Kala Art Institute, California College of the Arts, Facebook’s Analog Research Lab, Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Leslie is also the co-founder of Eclecticats Collective and Taco Shawp Collective. She is passionate about collaboration, community, and striving to make art accessible to everyone.