Waging Peace Workshop: Body Histories for Peace

Hosted by artist Sarah Tso. Sarah moved to Tallahassee 16 years ago to attend school and stayed. She has a Master’s in Social Work. As an eclectic artist and a naturalist, she uses art as a means for healing in her work as a counselor.

Workshop date: Saturday, February 17th

Workshop times: 1pm-5pm
Ages 12-adult

Workshop description: How can we cultivate peace in these modern times? We can start by understanding our own and others’ stories. Understanding the stories of others allows us to develop empathy for one another, even those we view as different from us. One way to explore and present our stories is to create body maps, a visual history of our own experiences and how they have shaped us. The end product will be a montage of body maps reflecting a visual representation of our individual and collective histories. Following an introduction of the topic, participants, and discussion, we will work together to trace our bodies. We will fill our silhouettes with images, words, and important aspects of ourselves and then process “what story does your body map tell,” working to listen and reflect with each other. Our maps will then be turned into 3-d forms for the May exhibition.

bodies peace poster

Exhibition in May

The artwork created in the Waging Peace at The Plant Workshop Series will be exhibited during the month of May in conjunction with the FSU Museum of Fine Art’s Waging Peace! Exhibition.  Teaching materials available.

The Waging Peace at The Plant exhibition opening reception will be on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm. Open gallery hours to be announced.