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See ya, Stress! A Lunchtime Comics Workshop
December 15, 2021 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
We will meet for a lunchtime comics-making jam to de-stress! Katharine will lead brief cartooning warm-ups and a grounding exercise to recognize the felt sense of stress in the body. We will turn our stress into cartoon characters, to then send to the destination of our choice in a six panel comic. No drawing or comics experience needed. Please bring a pen, pencil, markers, or other drawing materials and a few sheets of paper (can be notebook or printer paper).
This event will provide ASL interpretation and auto-captioning.
Katharine Joy Houpt is an artist and art therapist in Chicago. She works with adults through arts-based video therapy and community-based initiatives. Katharine’s artistic practice includes comics, collage, fiber art, pop-up books, puppetry, and improv. Katharine is an Assistant, Professor, Adj. at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She teaches several courses including one she created, “Comics Narratives: Illness, Disability, and Recovery.” Katharine co-authored an award-winning paper, “Anti-Memoir: Creating Alternate Nursing Home Narratives Through Zine Making,” with older adults living in a skilled nursing facility. She enjoys watching movies with her cat and partner.
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This event is brought to you by Access Living’s Arts and Culture Project and the Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL). DCAL is a platform for creative advocacy projects and disability allyship training. Using a peer support and collective care model, disability community members and art therapy graduate students collaborate as disability culture makers for social change.