Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pyramid Artists at Community Bridges

This past weekend, teaching artist-in-residence Trisha Gupta, along with studio intern/Pyramid groupie Anna Spelman facilitated a class at Community Bridges 4th Annual "Step Up Summit"-Speak Your Soul!
Community Bridges is a non profit organization providing leadership and empowerment programs to young girls and women in the Silver Spring area. Pyramid has partnered with them in the past, and this proved to be yet another successful event. Trisha and Anna taught basic bookbinding to elementary school girls (and one brave young man!). They were among a group of talented other facilitators in the arts, including a human beatbox/rap artist, a puppeteer, and a songwriter.

This is Trisha with our youngest participant, Maria, who is six, and made a beautiful book.

And here are Jeremy and Nidira, two other participants in the class, with their books:

Trisha and Anna found they learned some new bookbinding structures while teaching, because each participant had a different idea and different thoughts about how they wanted to bind their book.

You can watch a video about the summit here.

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