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Activism & Art: Protest Sign Making

  • 480-B Broadway Saratoga Springs NY 12866 (map)

Protest posters have a long history as an art form used to advocate for change. With so many issues impacting our world today, more and more people are speaking up for their beliefs. One way thousands of people are expressing themselves are at marches and protests. You can take part! We are giving you the opportunity, resources and support to let your voice be heard through the design and production of an effective protest sign, banner, poster or flag. Put your fire and creativity to work — tell the world what matters to you! 

There is no wrong way to make a protest sign! All ages and levels of creativity are welcome. Before we start laying out our signs, we’ll share a few tips, ideas and inspiration. This workshop is open to all, regardless of artistic talent or political views. Nobody will be turned away, but we do want to make this experience a very positive, empowering and creative one for all attendees (including children) — so please choose your words and images carefully.
You can use your poster at the next march you attend, on your lawn, donate it to a cause you support, or contribute to the studio as we showcase the “Humanize Not Militarize” poster exhibit. 

Bring:
1) Your ideas, short slogans, words and/or thumbnail sketches.
2) Materials you want to use for your sign.
*Many tools and supplies will be available to help you along, but we encourage you to bring any materials you will need to make the sign you have in mind. Keep the dimensions manageable, and make sure the materials you bring are durable and light weight. Feel free to bring extra materials to share!
Material suggestions: Posterboard, foamcore, cardboard, markers, paintbrushes, paint markers, pencils, stencils, razor blades, erasers, tape, glue, lawn stakes, staple guns and so on. 

Workshop fee $5. Space is limited, so register here.

Earlier Event: June 23
Open Studio
Later Event: June 26
Summer Kids' Art Exploration