The Judas Kiss: Exploring Shame in Mixed Media six week series, Thursday mornings, 10:00am-12:30pm March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 The Nest Space @ First Churches 11 Center Street, second floor, Northampton, MA
Maybe you know the story? Judas is the one who ends up betraying Jesus to the authorities who kill him--and Judas does the betraying with, of all things, a kiss, which is the worst kind of wounding. But, Judas can't live with the shame of what he has done. It is unbearable. Shame always is.
This series explores our feelings of shame through the avenue of facilitated conversation and mixed media art making. Art making is powerful medicine, giving shape to things we are unable to put into words, often transforming them. And mixed media art making, with its many juxtaposing layers and textures, is just the right medium for expressing the complex nature of feelings of shame.
What is mixed media art?
In visual art, mixed media is an artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed. Assemblages and collages are two common examples of art using different medias that will make use of different materials including cloth, paper, and/or wood
Cost: sliding scale $15 to $40 per session ($90 - $240 for the series) Please plan to attend all 6 sessions. Pre-register@: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 413-348-2385.
The Nest @ First Churches is located at 11 Center Street, Northampton, MA, on the second floor. Regretfully, at this time, this space is not easily accessible for those with mobility issues. However, if this series is something you are definitely interested in and you do have mobility challenges, please do let me know, and I will make arrangements for another space in the building.