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Troubling Narratives: Altered Books Workshop

07jun9:00 am3:00 pmTroubling Narratives: Altered Books WorkshopArtistic Altered Books as a Means to Critically Reimagine Stories9:00 am - 3:00 pm


june 7, 2019 9:00am - june 7, 2019 3:00pm


William Johnston Building (WJB)

Event Details

Attendees are encouraged to consider attending the Saturday workshops co-hosted by FSU, FSUS, and FAEA. These are full-day opportunities to participate in artmaking focused on personal, artistic development. This includes a Junk Journal Book Binding workshop with Dr. Sara Scott Shields. Registration is ONLY $55 and includes all your materials! Visit the FAEA website for more information.
Join Dr. Gloria J. Wilson to explore the NEA’s rebranding of Reading Across America (RAA) as “Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers,” and use the event as an opportunity to promote social justice. In honor of this initiative, this workshop will detail how early visuals in Dr. Seuss books have silently promoted racist storylines, contributing to the historic harmful attitudes toward peoples of color in the U.S. Additionally, this FREE workshop will focus on altered artist books, by asking participants to choose an “inspiration story” to alter (a children’s/YA book whose narrative may present problematic stereotypical or one-dimensional characters, or may fall short of inclusivity, for instance). This book may address intersecting identities of race/gender/ability. Participants will be introduced to a variety of techniques for altering books to inspire themselves/their students to create new transformative storylines.

Gloria J. Wilson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Education at Virginia Commonwealth University, artist and public scholar. She has presented her research nationally and internationally highlighting the intersections of racial identity, arts participation, and equity in (arts) education. Before returning to complete her Ph.D. at the University of Georgia, Gloria taught visual art in secondary environments for 13 years. She has been the recipient of a Fulbright award to study art, education, and culture in Japan and has presented workshops exploring creative thinking dispositions for Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero.