Second Saturdays: Connect & Create
Community Art Workshops for Adults

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Made possible by a grant awarded by the Horizon Foundation, the Maggie Daly Arts Cooperative is pleased to present a community engagement and learning opportunity allowing us to inspire creative energy through exposing, engaging and educating the community.

Adult artists of all abilities are welcome to come experience our diverse workshops led by several Kennedy Center Expressive Arts Therapists and Facilitators and local Bridgeport artists. There will be several different types of art mediums and techniques being taught, with all the materials being provided to the participants. 

Second Saturdays will begin on September 8th from 11am-1pm and will continue for 10 months on every second Saturday, the last being in June 2019. While there is not a fee to participate in the workshops, a $10 donation is recommended to help cover our costs. 

Kim Proctor - Papermaking with Papyrus
October 13th

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With inspiration from the Egyptians, I will demonstrate the steps in making paper with papyrus using a harvest of materials from my homegrown papyrus stalks. As this is a multistep process, I will discuss the various steps and provide prepared papyrus strips, starting the process for those attending.  I will also have finished pieces of papyrus paper to show that I have created in advance. Purchased pieces of papyrus will be given to each person to use however they would wish. An alternative method of papermaking using similar steps but with brown paper, will also be introduced. Instructional information will be given for growing and harvesting papyrus at home.           
                         
Kim has recently joined the MDAC team as an Expressive Arts Facilitator. She is also owner of the business K DAY DESIGNS which specializes in Landscape Design, Photography, Illustration, and Fine Art. Her illustrations have appeared in “Gardens to Go” and “Gardening for a Lifetime”, both by Sydney Eddison as well as “Chesapeake Gardening and landscaping” by Barbara Ellis. Exhibitions of her fine art have appeared in solo and group shows in Connecticut, Maine and Rhode Island. 

  

 Katie Loux - Printmaking
November 10th
  

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Learn a new printmaking skill while creating a set of cards that you can use for the holidays, cherish for yourself or give away as a gift! Participants will create a set of 6-8 cards, using a design of their own creation and a linocut printmaking technique. They will then get the chance to personalize each card and envelope by adding some beautiful watercolor details. This workshop is perfect for anyone who is new to printmaking or would like to create a practical set of cards to write in!

Katie Loux, ATR, is a registered art therapist with a background in both art and psychology. She received her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, and has truly always had a passion for helping others recognize their inner artist and the power of art as a healing tool. She has worked as an Expressive Arts Therapist at The Kennedy Center and at the Maggie Daly Arts Cooperative (MDAC) for the past 4 years, facilitating art therapy groups for adults with various intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is a Project Manager for The Kennedy Center’s annual “A Unique Perspective” calendar, organizing numerous art exhibits that feature artists with disabilities as well. She enjoys spending time with her two dogs, trying out new recipes, and making as much art as possible in her free time!