Join teaching artists Christopher Spinozzi and Jeff Kasper for a Pride flag making workshop at the Old Stone House & Washington Park. Bring + Trade an old piece of fabric for new materials and design a new flag or banner to use on the streets at the Brooklyn Pride festivities and parade! We will be using our imagination to design new, inclusive, Pride flags and slogans.
All ages welcome! Parental supervision required for youth under 12. This is a Queer-affirming and LGBTQIA+ inclusive space. Families & Allies welcome!
Service dogs are welcome. There are all-gender ADA compliant restrooms. The nearest wheelchair accessible MTA subway station is Atlantic Avenue.
This workshop anticipates For Which it Stands — an upcoming exhibition curated by Katherine Gressel featuring artist and community-designed flags.
Stay tuned for more LGBTQIA+ Teen-focused flag design workshops coming later this summer!
Jeff Kasper is an artist and educator working in research and social engagement as a way to explore topics related identity, intimacy, emotional health, care, and access. He is an instructor and associate coordinator of the graduate program in social practice art at Queens College CUNY, a mentor in the NYFA Immigrant Artist Program in social practice, and Visiting Professor at the Pratt Institute Department of Fine Arts. His work has recently been supported by the Art & Disability Residency, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, and CUE Art Foundation.
Christopher Spinozzi is a career youth teaching artist- having experience as both the full-time classroom teacher and artist in residence within public DOE and charter school networks. Spinozzi does most of his creative collaborations with K-12 students, some of his past affiliations include ArtsWestchester and Penland School of Craft’s teaching artist initiative. Most recently Spinozzi is involved with museum education both at the Children’s Museum of Art and The Lower East-side Tenement Museum. Spinozzi’s current personal projects investigate the use of upcycled materials in various artistic applications in addition to developing children’s programming at Alterworks Studio in Astoria, Queens.