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Summer Show+Tell :: Crowns for Expression + Empowerment
Summer Show+Tell :: Crowns for Expression + Empowerment

Wed, Aug 03


Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange

Summer Show+Tell :: Crowns for Expression + Empowerment

Are you looking for some ideas for next year to engage your students with affordable, creative activities that inspire? Do you have a favorite creative reuse classroom project to share? Join us for fun + creativity on Wednesdays in July and August!

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Aug 03, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange, 2124 W 82nd Pl, Chicago, IL 60620, USA

About The Event

Crowns for Expression + Empowerment

Shenequa Brooks takes her inspiration from the crowns of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in constructing wearable crowns for self-expression and empowerment.   She will show various materials and techniques for guiding the construction of crowns, and ways to discuss the project to draw participants with diverse skills, talents and interests.  Crowns are appropriate for ages 12 to 112!

SHENEQUA is an Artpreneur who received her Masters of Design in Fashion, Body, & Garment at School of the Art Institute of Chicago under the mentorship of Nick Cave.  Founder of Weave Your Dreams Into Reality Studios LLC, she shares her stories with the world one thread at a time.

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