Adult (age 16+), Art & Practice, Maggie Meiners, Online, Yard School of Art, Workshops

Creating Your America: A Master Workshop with Maggie Meiners

Saturday, April 10 and Saturday, May 1
2:00 pm
4:30 pm

What message do you want to share about your America and our fragile freedoms? Join artist Maggie Meiners for a month-long journey as we seek to understand American society, and create an artifact to reflect your message in a medium of your choice. On the first day, students will hear from the artist about her process, personal journey, and artistic influences, and examine other artworks in MAM’s collection that reflect contemporary issues and have a group discussion about our collective experience and individual stories of America. Students will then begin the process of creating their own work -- personal creative journaling, defining a message, and determining the best media to express themselves.

Over the month, students will work independently on their artwork and share progress on a private online bulletin board for feedback and support from Meiners and fellow students. During the final class, students will discuss their artwork in a supportive environment.

Students of all levels and abilities welcomed; no prior experience required. Workshop takes place on Zoom.

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Maggie Meiners

Maggie Meiners (b.1972, Chicago) is an artist who uses cultural artifacts, media and iconography to talk about experiences with the purpose of leveraging her personal portrayal rather than the prevailing cultural narrative.

Through the lens of humor, feminism and various mediums she engages in self analysis and critique to arrive at a truthful and authentic version of herself. Born and raised outside of Chicago, she holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from University of Colorado-Boulder, a Masters in Education from De Paul University in Chicago and will receive her MFA from Maine Media College in May 2021.

In 2016, Maggie debuted her series, Revisiting Rockwell, in a solo exhibition at Anne Loucks Gallery in Glencoe, IL. In 2017 the work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH and traveled to other venues nationally and internationally. Now, Revisiting Rockwell is exhibited at the Montclair Art Museum.