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May 14, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Mapping our Watershed: Capturing Water

439 Ashbourne Road
Cheltenham Township, PA 19012 United States

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capturing water

A hands-on workshop making art inspired by water! We’ll make photo collages and prints using the Japanese marbling technique of suminagashi.

Water is essential to life on Earth; it is also captivating and constantly changing. In this workshop, we will use two different techniques to create visual representations of water: photographic collage and Suminagashi, the Japanese technique of making images with ink and water. Artworks created during the workshop will be incorporated into Mapping Our Watershed, a mixed-media piece by local artist Rebecca Schultz inspired by the watershed in Cheltenham Township.

Please join us in June and July for more workshops about watershed ecology and art!

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Mapping Our Watershed is a participatory art and community science project led by Rebecca Schultz in collaboration with TTF, and Cheltenham Arts Center that aims to connect residents with the complex ecology of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania. Mapping is about creating a visual representation of a place; it is also a process of documenting the relationships and experiences of that place. Local residents will map their experience of the watershed by learning about its interdependent elements and translating their impressions of those elements into art.

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