Past Virtual Event: Laugh Your Craft Off: Make Your Own Tarot Cards 3/31 @ 6PM
This variant is currently sold out.
Laugh Your Craft Off is a series of virtual craft workshops where you can make things with artists while comedians tell jokes. We’ve paired up artists and crafters with comedians to take your grandma's craft circle to a whole new level. Your grandma never crafted on Zoom anyway. (But she would love it, you should invite her.) There will be laughs, there will be crafts, so grab yourself a drink and come hangout with us (virtually)!
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
For centuries the tarot has been used as a tool of divination and reflection. In the past several years there's been a resurgence of the tarot’s popularity with the release of contemporary, artist driven decks and a general growth in the love of all things witchy. A year into this pandemic we are seeing even more tarot popularity as the cards provide a valuable space for thought and reflection during this weird and difficult time. Using collage we will create our own tarot archetypes inspired by the likes of the magician, the fool, the world, and more. If you were a tarot card what would it look like? What symbols and stories would you include? We will include a brief background on tarot and provide examples of cards from different decks. While a knowledge of the tarot is welcome is it not required!
Suggested materials include:
- Blank cards (like these)
- Magazine and book pages for collaging
Additional, Not Required:
- Xacto knife
- Cutting mat
- Paint markers for detail
Want to up your crafting game? Purchase a craft kit from MCA Denver to receive all of the materials needed to make the tarot cards of your dreams! Make sure to select "Plus Craft Kit" under "Ticket Options" above. Choose whether you'd like your craft kit shipped or to pick it up at the museum at checkout. MUST PURCHASE BY MARCH 24 FOR SHIPPING. Pickup is available March 24-31.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lares Feliciano (b. 1985 Oakland, CA, USA) is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural worker based in Denver, CO. Feliciano uses animation, installation, and collage to create worlds where marginalized experiences are front and center. Her work explores queer identities, mixed-race experiences, and complex expressions of grief and trauma. She holds an M.F.A in Cinema Production from San Francisco State University and a B.A. in Film & American Studies from Smith College. She has completed residencies with RedLine Contemporary Art Center and Grand Canyon National Park and was a participant in the Colorado Creative Industries Change Leader Institute.
Feliciano’s films have screened all over the world including San Francisco, Berlin, London, and Melbourne. Her visual art has exhibited at Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum (Denver), RedLine Contemporary Art Center (Denver), The Storeroom (Denver), Breck Create (Breckenridge) and Pochron Studios (Brooklyn).
Lares is passionate about the power of the arts to create change and strengthen communities. In 2020 she joined the RedLine staff as Art Grants Manager where she supports artists and organizations across Colorado. Previously, Feliciano served as Program Director for Think 360 Arts for Learning and launched the Artist in Residence program at the Children’s Museum of Denver. Lares believes that everyone is an artist and is on a mission to support creativity in all.
Lares Feliciano lives and works in Denver, CO where she has several projects in development including: DIASPORICAN, a multi-layered storytelling project that uses archival imagery, experimental animation, and oral history to explore the deeply personal and diverse stories that make up the Puerto Rican experience and MEMORY MIRROR, an immersive installation that invites visitors to explore their relationship with memory through animation, dioramas, and interactive storytelling.
ABOUT THE COMEDIAN
Danny Ramos, currently based in Oakland, has been within the Denver arts community for nine years, doing work ranging from improv, to short films, to acting in local community theater. He has been a member of the Black Actors Guild, a Denver-based education and production company, since 2011. Danny has won a number of local stand up competitions such as Ratio's Battle Royal and Comedy Works' Thick Skin. He also was a Comedy Works New Faces 2019 semi-finalist.