This Sunday, February 6 2022, our longtime Program Partner EAST (Eastern Market Art Series and Teachings Workshop), will be hosting a Black History Month Portraits workshop with Edmond Wilson. This is Edmond’s first partnership with EAST and Hill Center. Edmond’s work focuses on famous historical figures such as Frederick Douglas, Jimi Hendrix, Tupak Shakur, and Billie Holiday to bring to life the art of portraiture and celebrate Black history. In observance of Black History Month, the kids will use these figures as inspiration to create their own portraits.
In April, the Eastern Market Art Series & Teachings (EAST), a monthly series that brings kids ages 6-10 and artists together to explore a different craft or medium, goes online!
Here are the details from EAST’s Adrian:
Becca, our incredible EAST fellow, created a wonderful instructional video for this month’s workshop for kids to create art right at home. We also think this is a time of community and giving back, so we’re asking that one of the pieces of artwork be sent to Calvary Women’s Services in Anacostia. They are aware that the artwork is coming over the next couple weeks and the women living there are very excited.
All artwork may be addressed to:
Calvary Women’s Services
ATTN: Leap Program
1217 Good Hope Road SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
About Calvary Women’s Services:
Calvary’s services ensure women have access to the proper trauma-informed healthcare and educational support they need to take positive steps towards independence. Every woman has the strengths and gifts she needs to be successful. Each woman in their programs identifies and builds on her strengths, meeting her goals for safe housing, good health and financial independence.
Hill Center is pleased to host the Eastern Market Art Series & Trainings (EAST), an ongoing series that brings artists and children (between 6 and 10 years old) together to explore a different craft or medium each month.
EAST has hosted workshops on improv, design, dance, comic books, Claymation, and more. Check EAST’s Instagram page for updates and scheduled workshops. EAST programs are hosted at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital every month, usually on the first Sunday from September through May!
Each workshop also has volunteer opportunities for youth and teens (11 years old and up) to help support the workshop. Please contact email@example.com for more information.