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Prophetic Activist Art Class Series (Online)


Prophetic Activist Art Class Series (Online)

The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans invites you to join us for a 5 week online class series, Prophetic Activist Art with Tom Block. Every Wednesday night on ZOOM from 5-7pm MARCH 24 – APRIL 21, Tom Block will lead you through the principles of activist art by developing projects during the class. Prophetic Activism is based on the idea that true social transformation must come from within societal pillars, and the best manner of implementing change is to influence these power centers! The course draws on Tom Block's book, "Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution" and introduces artists to the specific ideas of the art-activism model drawing on his 20-year history as an activist artist, writer, and art producer. It outlines a specific model of using art to spur social transformation, as an extension of both artistic and spiritual practice. It develops a model which can be implemented by artists working in any media. Prophetic Activist Art brings together medieval conceptions of prophecy, art's historic purpose to raise the human gaze toward the ineffable, and the contemporary "cult of the individual," to propose a mysticism of action, with art as the regenerating force. To learn more about Tom Block, visit www.tomblock.com This workshop will inspire you to: -Harness political, business and social energy -Partner with nonprofit groups -Make liaisons with non-art activists -Utilize innovative and unusual exhibition and outreach methods -Build a project from inception through completion -Imagine and attain quantifiable activist goals The course will build on itself over the five weeks, and we ask that participants commit to joining for all five weeks. Participants will receive a copy of Tom Block's book for their ongoing reference and personal library. To register for this special class series visit our website: www.southernoregonguild.org.

Via Zoom
Every week through Apr 21, 2021.
Wednesday: 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

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Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans

Via Zoom