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ACCESSIBLE ART MAKING FROM OUR SPIRAL Q HOMES TO YOURS 

In the wake of COVID 19 we have launched “Art at Home with Spiral Q”; a way for our communities to find solace and healing in art-making as well as a way to connect to important themes of this current moment. New videos released every week. We’d love to see what you’ve created! Share your project results with us on social media by tagging @spiralq or email us a pic or video at community@spiralq.org

STOP MOTION VIDEOS
Spiral Q co-director Liza shares some tips for making stop motion videos with your iPhone or Android smart phone and shares ways you can help support the campaign to shut down the Berks County Family Detention during this health crisis. 
You can contact Governor Wolf today and every day – 717-787-2500 and @governortomwolf to demand he issue and ERO and shut down Berks.
BANNER OF NEIGHBOR SUPPORT

Spiral Q work-study apprentices, and Tyler School of Art students, Jadan and Val show you how you can make a banner out of an old t-shirt to hang outside your house to show community support and share a message. 

SCRIBBLES!

Spiral Q work-study apprentice and Tyler School of Art student Jadan shares a simple activity to release your pent up energy into beautiful art. 

MAKE A MASK TO EXPRESS YOUR EMOTIONS
Spiral Q co-director @liza.goodell shares how to make a mask to express how you are feeling – using materials that would have otherwise been thrown away. 

 

 

COLLAGE AND BLACKOUT POETRY
Spiral Q work-study apprentices, and Tyler School of Art students, Jadan and Val share an activity that taps into your unconscious and brings it out in imagery as you mark up and collage junk mail and other recyclable materials.
music by Meg O’Donnell

 

 

RECYCLED PAPER BEADS
Accessible art-making activities from our Spiral Q homes to yours toward mental health, expression, and advocacy. Spiral Q work-study apprentice Jadan shares an activity that takes old magazines and turns them into something new and beautiful in your personal style.
music by Meg O’Donnell

 

 

FONTS FOR YOUR FAVES
Spiral Q work-study apprentice and Temple student, Ada, shares her first video and activity. Create unique and meaningful lettering that spells out the name of someone you care about. music by Meg O’Donnell

 

 

T-SHIRT YARN AND HAND KNITTING
Spiral Q work-study apprentice and Tyler School of Art student, Jadan shares a really cool project today – you can turn a t-shirt into yarn (!) and knit with your hand (!) Jadan made a headband – what are you upcycling your t-shirt into?

 

 

HEALING & RECONCILIATION DANCE
Spiral Q co-director, Jennifer, teaches her  Healing and Reconciliation Dance, a dance created to embody and collectively acknowledge the history of violence done to black and brown bodies in the US. The dance has been performed in community all around Philadelphia and is performed annually before the Peoplehood Pageant in Clark Park.

 

 

EXPRESSIVE SELF-PORTRAIT

It’s been a while, but we have some new Art at Home with Spiral Q videos made by our amazing off-campus work study students. Today is UPENN rising junior Janna’s first video! Does this rainy day have you feeling reflective? Make an expressive self portrait and work out your feelings on paper.

PAPER MACHÉ HAND PUPPETS!

You’re still staying at home a lot right? In this activity, Spiral Q college apprentice and Tyler School of Art Student Bee shows you how to make paper maché hand puppets! You can make one of someone you love (as Bee did with our warehouse dog Lola! ❤), a character from your imagination or from your favorite book or someone you admire from history – put on a show! make a video! hand puppets can oftentimes express what we can’t always say – who is your puppet and what can you express through them? – good for all ages, but those 4th grade and younger probably need some assistance. 🙂 #goodjobbee #quarentine #puppets

THAUMATROPES!

A new (and sort of magical!) Art at Home with Spiral Q activity for this rainy day – Spiral Q apprentice and UPENN student, Janna, teaches how to to make a Thaumatrope toy. With persistence of vision, two separate images become one when the toy is twirled! What images would you like to unite? Share with us what you make. 💫

DECORATIVE DOOR CURTAIN

It’s Spiral Q apprentice, Sarah’s first Art at Home with video! Spending lots of time in the same space? Create a curtain portal of images of the things you love and care about to walk through as you enter your bedroom, making your space a little more special. #goodjobsarah

POP UP PAGES!

Spiral Q college apprentice and UPENN student Janna shares a really cool activity – Pop Ups! You could use these techniques to make your own book or a very special card to send to a loved one. Share what you make with us. #goodjobjanna

 

 

DIY VASES!

Spiral Q college apprentice, Sarah shows you how to make a vase out of a recycled jar in the first of a two-part series. Coming up next – paper flowers!

RECYCLED FLOWERS!

Spiral Q college apprentice, Sarah shows you how to make paper flowers – watch video one of this tutorial to make a vase out of recycled materials to put them in!