In this art class, you will have time to learn, strengthen, and build your collective knowledge about racism. You will express, through painting, your own feelings and thoughts about inequality now and your visions of justice for all people that will encourage us to be agents of change for justice in our communities.
This class is led by Daniel Jay, who makes science-influenced works of art in which he uses scientific materials to express his feelings about science and social issues. In ARCHEMY: the Melanin Project, Jay explains skin color, the pigment melanin found in the cells of all species, and shows how he uses squid ink, composed of melanin, as an art medium to make art that speaks to social injustice and systemic racism. Daniel Jay, PhD, is the Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a Professor of Drawing and Painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston.
Important!! For info about getting art supplies for your work in this class, call Margaret Gardner, Children's Librarian, at the South End Branch of the BPL, at 617-536-8241.