Free Online Workshop: Harlem Renaissance and the Art of Collage

The Arts Council of Princeton will hold a free online workshop on Saturday, February 27 at 1:30 p.m. entitled, “Harlem Renaissance and the Art of Collage.” 

At the turn of the 20th century, the Great Migration saw Black Americans leaving the segregated Jim Crow South for northern cities. Harlem, a neighborhood in upper Manhattan, quickly became the epicenter of a vibrant community, drawing over 175,000 Black Americans from southern states. Some of the greatest minds in poetry, art, theater, and music lived within this 3 square mile area giving rise to the term, the Harlem Renaissance. One of these artists, Romare Bearden, worked in many types of media but was known for his amazingly powerful collages. 

Join local artist Kenneth Lewis Jr. in an exploration of the Harlem Renaissance and the collage work of Romare Bearden. Using basic supplies found at home, learn how to utilize the power of collage as an art form. All ages are invited to join this special hands-on celebration of art, history, diversity, and the possibilities of this exciting form of creative self-expression. 

Supplies needed for this workshop include magazines, newspapers, or any other form of printed paper; cardboard or mat board (any size); glue; and scissors. 

Register online at http://artscouncilofprinceton.org/black-history-month-2021/