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EAST Workshop: SWAG Works DC & Darrell Cortez – Matisse-Inspired Collage Still Life & Portrait Cut Out Series!

Sunday, May 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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EAST welcomes back SWAG Works DC and Darrell Cortez to introduce Henri Matisse, a French artist widely regarded as the greatest colorist of the 20th century. The French artist used color as the foundation for his expressive, decorative and large-scale paintings. He once wrote that he sought to create art that would be “a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair.” Kids will use spring florals, jazz, figures, animals, whatever inspires them to create cut-outs and collages.

Darrell is a fashion and costume designer; wardrobe stylist, art director, and most recently certified culinary chef.  His new catchphrase and hashtag, #FoodFashion is a combination of his two passions of fashion and culinary. He is the owner and CEO of DARRELL CORTEZ COMPANY, his umbrella company which encompasses his DARRELL CORTEZ MENSWEAR fashion label of men’s sportswear. You can see his work on his Instagram at @darrellcortez

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The Eastern Market Art Series & Teachings – EAST – is an ongoing series that brings artists and children (between 6 and 10 years old) together to explore a different craft or medium each month. Each workshop has volunteer opportunities for youth & teens (11 years old and up) to help support the workshop. Please contact for more information.

Our program is made possible by the Near Southeast Community Partners and the CSX Mitigation Fund as well as the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.

Upcoming EAST Workshops:

Sunday, June 5, 3-5pm

Lisa Greene-Clark, Founder and Executive Program Director of SWAG Works DC


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Sunday, May 15
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
Eastern Market Art Series & Teachings (EAST)


Hill Center DC
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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