Join us for Center Sundays! Center Sundays is a family-friendly filled day of art-making activities, workshops, and artist talks every first Sunday of the month. This month we are offering socially distanced outdoor activities at the Hyde Park Art Center in our parking lot and plaza from 1-3pm!
Create Your Own Charcoal Rubbing with Stevia Ndoe
Join our Youth Art Board teen, Stevia Ndoe, for a charcoal rubbing art making activity inspired by our Faheem Majeed exhibition. Ndoe, who assisted Majeed last summer when he and a team completed a large scale rubbing of the South Side Community Art Center, which is currently on display in his exhibition, Planting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden: Shrouds, at the Hyde Park Art Center. In this workshop, participants will be able to explore different rubbing techniques and materials, and create their own rubbing using the textures surrounding the Center.
Stevia Ndoe (she/her) is a Cameroonian-American current gap year student who previously assisted artist Faheem Majeed. In the fall, she will be attending NYU to study photography, cinematography, and interactive media arts. In her work, she explores the themes of Blackness, age, family, beauty, and community as a means to explore her own identity and status in society. Stevia also strives to highlight the joy of being Black and rewrite the narrative of Blackness that includes Black joy, Black love, and Black culture/fashion. Ndoe’s work is not only her journey of self-exploration but a tool she uses to further connect and heal her community. She has received recognition from multiple organizations such as the National YoungArts Foundation (2020 & 2021), Chicago Public Library Foundation (2020), and the Scholastic Art & Writing Association (2020). Her work has been featured at the Hyde Park Art Center, the New York Times, and Harold Washington Library in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.
Creating Graphics Workshop with Radicle Resident Artist, William Estrada
Join our Radicle Resident Artist, William Estrada, for an workshop on creating graphics and how we can use printmaking techniques to engage in broader discussions of concern to our communities. Come and learn a brief history of printmaking, it’s use as a democratic medium and how it was utilized in prior years as a tool, and how Estrada incorporates it into his practice, like his Mobile Street Art Cart — a project that brings collaborative, community-relevant art making to the streets of Chicago and directly to the people, particularly on the South Side.
William Estrada grew up in California, Mexico, and Chicago. His teaching and art making practice focus on addressing inequity, migration, historical passivity and cultural recognition in historically marginalized communities. He documents and engages experiences in public spaces to transform, question, and make connections to established and organic systems through discussion, creation, and amplification of stories through creativity already present. He is currently a visual art teacher at Telpochcalli Elementary and faculty at the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has worked as an educator and artist with Chicago Arts Partnership in Education, Hyde Park Art Center, SkyArt, Marwen Foundation, Urban Gateways, DePaul University’s College Connect Program, Graffiti Institute, Vermont College of Art and Design, Prison + Neighborhood Art Project, and the School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
Fundred Project Drawing Workshop with Smart Museum Educators
Join educators from the Smart Museum of Art and create your own “fundred” for the Fundred Drawing Project in an outdoor art making activity in our parking lot! The Fundreds Project engages youth in civic action around lead contamination and is a creative currency to demonstrate how much we value the lives of children and a future free of lead poisoning. Making a Fundred is a chance to express yourself, while together the Fundreds demonstrate the value we collectively place on healthier communities, lead-safe homes, and the imagination of all children.
Learn more about Fundreds: http://fundred.org/chicago