Please read on for an exciting volunteer opportunity with Big Class!
House of Stories Summer Workshop
Class Overview: In the House of Stories class, students will work both together and independently to write, illustrate, design and build their own structure that reflects and houses their stories. Students will explore the physical and emotional spaces of the house by constructing a structure to hold tiny book-like objects filled with their own stories of home, house, and heart.
Artist Jacques Duffourc will supervise house-building, as poet Carrie Chappell works to connect the ideas of house and story, promoting the creation of stories based on the rooms, space, memories, furnishings, and nooks and crannies of a house, be it actual or imagined. By addressing through art and writing our human need to create physical and emotional shelters, students will gain a greater understanding of identity as concerned with the idea of home.
This class exists in conjunction with the Community Works Summer Camp at ARISE Academy. Students will be walking across the street to the Big Class headquarters at 3718 St. Claude for the workshop. We will need volunteers for each day, as we are expecting daily 14-17 students with need for story feedback and house-building tips. Please see the following schedule for days and times when volunteers will be needed, and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in volunteering.
6/12 (Wed.): 9:30-11:30am
6/13 (Thurs.): 9:30-10:45am
6/18 (Tues.): 9:30-11:30am
6/19 (Wed.): 9:30-11:30am
6/20 (Thurs.): 9:30-10:45am
6/25 (Tues.): 9:30-11:30am
6/26 (Wed.): 9:30-11:30am
6/27 (Thurs.): 9:30-10:45am