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Family Art Day- Nature & Portraiture Collage

As the natural and political landscape around us shifts, it’s also a great time for reflection and making art together. We invite families to join us in this hands-on workshop inspired by nature, portraiture and community. We will focus on the artwork of Favianna Rodriguez, an Oakland-based artist and activist whose artwork addresses migration, environmental justice, gender justice, climate change and racial equity. Together we will discuss some themes we see in her work, as well as the art techniques she uses, such as collage and text.

Using Rodriguez’s artwork as inspiration, we’ll create our own colorful collages that illustrate our relationship to nature and community. We will also explore how to incorporate statements and words in our art. We’ll have fun using a variety of paper materials as we draw, trace, glue and cut our way to create our own beautiful works of art! By making art together, we can reflect on who we are and how we connect to our community and nature.

Online workshop via Zoom. Ages 5+

Registration required, and sliding scale tuition available. 

Art kits available. Supply list of materials will be emailed before the workshop. We’re offering a limited number of Art Kits for an additional fee. Click here for curbside pickup information.


Instructor Bio: Jocelyn Jones is a Bay Area native from Berkeley, California.  She studied fine art at San Francisco State University, graduating in 2009 with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in art studio practice and cinema production.  Jocelyn is a multi-disciplinary artist, working primarily in painting and drawing figurative work. She teaches art to youth of all ages throughout the Bay Area.

Images: Artwork by Favianna Rodriguez (top left) and Jocelyn Jones (top right and bottom left).

Event Details

Date: November 28, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm–2:30 pm