During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April 2018, we hosted a month of free printmaking workshops at the Community Arts Workshop (CAW), to anyone affected by sexual assault, in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center (SBRCC). Each workshop was 2-3 hours long, with participants making flags in response to being in the space together. The project was intended to use printmaking as a tool to help participants engage their emotions at their own pace.
The culmination of the workshops was an exhibition of the flags made, which were threaded on rope and installed in the vast space at CAW. All participants, as well as the public, were invited to attend an Opening Reception on a Friday evening to celebrate their journey.
We have a grant pending for a project in 2019, in collaboration with Domestic Violence Solutions. For any updates please follow us on instagram.
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With thanks to; The Santa Barbara Foundation, Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, and Casey at the Community Arts Workshop. Photographs courtesy of Barbara Parmet.