What Would You Draw to Record 2020?
November marks the launch of Sitka's new youth art literacy program in partnership with local schools. This month, inspired by Christina Burke's talk and Lakota Winter Counts, students are creating their own pictographs. To begin, the class is encouraged to have conversations with household members, discussing significant events that occurred this year. Afterwards, they choose which stories they will generate imagery for and record this history in their artwork. You can read more about the program and this art literacy lesson in "Marking a year, making a change", written by regional arts journalist, Lori Tobias.
Please participate: With many of us celebrating winter holidays at a physical distance from loved ones this year, this activity is a way to reflect virtually with family members of all ages and create memories and art together. Here's how to participate:
We hope you will participate in the gallery project, joining our new coastal kid collaborators, and creating a culture together where everyone draws!