Alterwitz and Stone offer a variety of educational components in conjunction with this exhibition. They will be available for gallery talks and discussions about their works, creative writing exercises, hands on workshops and can work closely with your community and educators.
Alterwitz and Stone share an interest in wellness and encourage reflection on the basic elements of life that are often the most taken for granted - breath and appreciating the individual connections each of us have to the earth, our surroundings, and the people that connect us with a sense of place. Experienced instructors , the artists stimulate critical thinking in students and groups of all ages. In each of the presentations, Alterwitz and Stone ask these questions: “What does it really mean to be earthborn?
What connections are important and vital in your life?”
Options of on-site/on-campus collaborative public programming | Professional practices workshops
Alternative venues can be utilized for programs below such as local planetariums and observatories.
Art-making - Artists Linda Alterwitz and Elizabeth Stone will lead a joint workshop in which each participant can create their own object that describes their place of peace and reflection. Materials to collage, draw and sculpt will be on hand for participants to create two-dimensional or three-dimensional art pieces. Finished works can be displayed to reflect a unique, earth inspired universe.
Written word - Elizabeth Stone will lead a small group in creative writing exercises in response to the exhibition.
Careful observation of the art pieces will be fostered to initiate discussion, introduce new vocabulary and inspire imaginative thinking and writing.
Breathing Portraits - Linda Alterwitz will assist participants in creating portraits capturing their individual breathing patterns. Images will be printed as 4” x 4” photographs and can hang in a separate grid within the venue, representing the life force of the people living within your community.
Alterwitz and Stone prepare for educational programming, 2018