In this Twistshop we will be constructing “curio” or curiosity cards. Traditionally, curio cabinets hold objects that memorialize themes important to the creator and are displayed in a purposeful manner. Today we are combining this concept with the “calling card,” a custom that originated in 18th c. England, where pictures and heartfelt messages were inscribed on the back of repurposed playing cards and then given away. The goal of this art practice will be to create curio cards (meant to be kept or given away) that reflect on the topic of honoring someone or something important to the creator.
This Twistshop will be facilitated by Sherry Warner, MFA, MA, ATR-BC
Sherry is a creative facilitator and board certified art therapist living and working in southern New Jersey. She practices using art in her own life and with others as a way to engage in mindful self compassion and exploration. She is influenced by sociocultural themes and oftentimes uses alternative and found materials in visual art practices. Sherry’s work is based on a trauma-informed model that puts emphasis on the mind-body connection and using art viewing and doing as an integral part of managing life’s stressors.
Small pieces of cardboard
playing cards for repurposing,
paint markers, oil pastels
pre-cut imagery or photographs for repurposing,
pen/sharpie or other writing utensils
and colored paper for collaging.