Waging Peace Workshop: Postcards and Posters for Peace

Hosted by artist Perdita Ross. Perdita Ross has been a self-employed professional artist for 20 years. She has been commissioned to design, consult and produce artwork for corporate and private collections internationally. Commissions have included: Blacklight art installations, sculptures, murals, decorative painting and portraiture. Perdita has been hosting Blacklight Art Events on First Friday outside of her studio (ARTISANS) in Railroad Square Art Park 694-4B since 2005, inviting visitors to participate in box painting performance projects. She has developed a new technique for making art by recycling the painted cardboard from those performances. Perdita is a graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has taught art workshops and art classes for people of all ages and skill levels. To see more of her work please visit: www.perditaross.com       www.perditaross.blogspot.com
Perdita Ross
1455 Grape Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
(850) 524 9972
Workshop date: Saturday, March 3
Workshop times: 11am til
Ages 10 and up

The above photos were taken at Railroad Square on a couple First Fridays, collaboratve performance paintings to prepare for the March 3 workshop.  After the box paintings were dry, they went through Perdita’s deconstruction process to prepare for collaging.

Workshop description: Taking action towards peace comes in many forms. Perdita’s workshop uses blacklight and florescent paper to create postcards and posters with clear peace waging messages. Participants will use the deconstructed boxes from the previous “Waging Peace” box painting performances to make new artwork using a collage technique. Each person will pick their own message for their artwork and will choose the florescent papers they want to use for their designs. Color, line, texture, and form with a message of Peace will be the focus of this workshop. The details in the artwork for posters or postcards will be accentuated and highlighted with markers and blacklight. While we are working, we will listen to a Waging Peace soundtrack by artist Glenn Swan embracing our freethinking and creative expression. Each postcard will be stamped, addressed, and sent to the International Department of Peace and other legislative venues after the May 2018 exhibition.

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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.