At our Open House, we explored gelatin printing. It's a super fun, easy method of printmaking in which regular ol' Jello is turned into a printing plate. The process is playful, unpredictable and easy for all ability levels. Ink is rolled onto gelatin, the surface is then layered with designs, textures, stencils and other techniques before paper is placed on the gelatin and a print is made.
Presented by Regional Hospital Accompaniment Response Team (RHART), Project Empower and Richmond Wellness Center.
In this evening of collaborative learning and creative expression, domestic and sexual violence advocates of the greater Richmond area met to learn how to use art as a self care practice. Art and writing can be great tools to work through stress and trauma experienced in the workplace. When you talk about painful experiences, it just matters that you say it. You don't hear it on repeat. In the same way, writing can offer a way to express ideas we are hesitant to acknowledge. However, once they are out, we are welcome to move forward and create something new and beautiful in the same space. For our project, we listed memories on canvas, writing as fast as the memories came. Once we were done, we created free flowing, playful, intuitive paintings.