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Conversations: Coloring OUR Voices


Thursday, July 14, 2022
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern
(3:00 pm Central // 1:00 pm Pacific)

Visual Artist, Aleathia Brown in her interactive virtual workshop, Conversations Coloring OUR Voices, will teach you how to depict a scene using circles and lips echoing the varied voices representing our “She-ness” in a visual conversation. Aleathia will also be teaching you how the circle is a “powHerful” shape that sends an emotional message of unity, harmony and protection. Through her artistic teaching methods, she will teach you how to rejuvenate, melt stress and use your creativity as a superpower. Playing with patterns, and using coloring and conversations as a healing and therapeutic outlet.  Tools required for this workshop are black felt tip pen, colored pencils and canvas of choice.     

What you will learn:

  • Pattern making techniques
  • Sharing your voice through art
  • Art therapy 

Visit Aleathia’s Original Artworks on the GNL Marketplace

Workshop Notes: Project sample idea to download and draw with black felt tip pen and color in with color pencils. 

Artist recommends the following: 

  • Permanent Sharpie ultra fine tip, fine tip (black)
  • Colored pencil
  • White Drawing Paper (9″x12″) 3 sheets
  • Pencil #2 fine
  •  Eraser
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard (to lean and draw on)
  • Circle template (substitution: a dime, a lid to a food container, a CD, buttons)                                           
  • Ruler (straight edge of shirt cardboard)
About the program leader: 

Aleathia Brown is a native of both Harlem and The Bronx. She earned her BFA in Media Arts & Arts Education, with a minor in Graphic Design. In 2018, Aleathia participated in the Works on Paper exhibition at the Brick Lane Gallery in East London and performed at the Poetry Society in Covent Garden. After returning to the United States, she began creating new works on burlap. Aleathia’s live recorded audio and video, “He was Dating my Hair,” was performed at the Bronx Museum of Art. It has been archived in another version at the City Hall of Records archival department as an Official New York Story. Her revised version was featured on The Moth Radio Hour, podcast, and website in November 2018. UNINTERRUPTED a retrospective on display at the El Taller Latino Americano Gallery in early 2020, was a celebration of Aleathia Brown’s journey of 53 years making art. The display included works on paper, burlap, and mixed medium.