***ATTENTION: This session is full. All reservations are managed via the following Eventbrite site: www.eventbrite.com/e/esfl-workshopa-voice-in-the-streets-making-an-impact-with-social-justice-posters-tickets-37362105062. There will be no admission unless you have the confirmed reservation.
The East Side Freedom Library
invites you to
A Voice in the Streets: Making an Impact with Social Justice Posters
On Sunday, Sept 24 @ 1:00-4:00pm, please join us for a workshop with visual artist/activist Leon Wang.
Leon Wang will lead a workshop on amplifying one’s voice through poster art. Based on a rigorous, hands-on process of purposeful design, the session will model the steps for distilling the individual’s passion and ideas into a clear visual narrative.
The process focuses on cultivating the individual voice and personal growth, while utilizing the resources at hand to achieve a transformative outcome. This approach may be applied to endeavors beyond poster-making.
Each participant will produce a working draft/template for an 11×17 format poster. No prior art/design experience is necessary. All materials will be provided.
Leon Wang follows a framework of “Maximal Impact via Minimal Means.” He is an activist/designer based in St. Paul, MN. He aims to use design to support the frontline actions for social/economic justice. He has worked closely with movements/organizations such as Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, and March for Science on messaging and visual systems. His multi-disciplinary expertise includes architecture, toy design, and design education. As the founder of Firebird Design Lab (FDL), Leon is a relentless advocate for purposeful creativity. FDL administers intensive design-based programs to instill holistic problem-solving skills and self-agency in elementary school students. Leon also teaches this approach to a variety of adult audiences via workshops and discussions.
This workshop is free of charge, although we encourage donations to the artist. East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106. email@example.com and 651-230-3294