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Marking Memories, Reflecting on Loss

  • Santa Barbara, CA, 93101 United States (map)
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Cost: $70 per participant
Space is limited, registration is required.

Clamshell box making workshop with Squire AIR Joan Giroux and Lisa Marie Kaftori

Throughout our lives we experience moments of loss, reflection, and critical moments of change. In this workshop, you are invited to create a memory box to hold small objects, texts, and ephemera that harbor personal significance to you, your history, or your environment. Alongside the boxes, we will make small paper and clay items as memory objects to support the sharing of your thoughts, stories, and experiences. Participants will create images on sheets of paper that will in turn be used to cover and assemble a small hand-held clamshell box. Some elements of the clam shell boxes will be prepared in advance.

After assembling the memory boxes, we will discuss and explore ways handwritten text and assembled ephemera can capture elusive memories and introspections, creating small 4 x 6 single signature books and using air-dry clay to make imprints to be stored in the memory boxes. Each participant will leave the workshop with a small clamshell box, a single signature book, and clay object.

No experience is necessary.

Please bring any small objects, memorabilia, or photographs that can become part of your memory box.

Earlier Event: October 5
Marking Memories, Reflecting on Loss
Later Event: October 29
Opening Reception