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Collage & Journals Workshop
Collage & Journals Workshop

Sat, Jun 08


Morgan Conservatory

Collage & Journals Workshop

This series of classes taught by Doriana Diaz delves into the practices of bookmaking and collaging as a ritual.

Date + Time

Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jun 09, 2024, 4:00 PM

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E 47th St, Cleveland, OH 44103, USA


Throughout exploring these practices students will learn how to build their own journals. Participants will implement and enhance the practice as individuals and as a collective. The theme is cultivating your utopia by experimenting with visuals curating our ideologies around joy, glory, Black paradise, and more. Through discussion and artmaking, students will leave this course confident in the methods of bookmaking and collaging as a ritual for resistance and the ability to make their own journals moving forward. No experience required!

Student Supply List: All equipment and materials will be provided

Instructor Bio: Doriana Diaz is a multidimensional artist, archivist, and memory worker rooted in Philadelphia's soulful rhythms. She has hosted a wide array of collage and bookmaking workshops around the city in spaces like The African American Museum, Brandywine Museum of Art, United States Botanical Gardens, Mural Arts, and Fliesher Art Memorial, a variety of schools including Penn Charter, Delaware Valley Friends School, and Green Street Friends, along with places such as Express Newark, Ipade, and Bok Bar. Her work explores loss, memory, fantasy, utopia, formation and identity through the archival documentations of visual imagery. Her collage work entitled 'A Declaration of Joy in Motion; Friday Night Voodoo' was chosen as the 1-year anniversary poster for Rachel Cargel's Loveland Foundation in 2021. This honor was in partnership with The Loveland Foundation and The Akron Museum of Art. She is also one of the 2023 recipients of the Black Music City grant where her collage work will be funded by REC Philly, WXPN, and WRTI 90.1 to explore her project entitled ‘Sisters in Rhythm, A House of Our Own’ cataloging and memorializing the work of Sister Sledge and The Supremes through visual storytelling. She believes art has DNA, Her work is an exploration of cultural agency, archival documentation, and rhythms of resistance and expansion.

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