Family Day: Soft Sculptures

Jul. 14

Jul. 14 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

  • When: Sunday, July 14, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Admission: Free Admission as part of our H-E-B funded Domingos Gratis en Familia grant!
  • All ages welcome

Welcome to our Family Day Art Activity: Soft Sculpture Art Pins, where creativity meets generosity and mindfulness!

In this workshop inspired by the soft sculpture style and process of Changarrito artist April Garcia, participants will not only craft their own unique soft sculpture art pins but will also have the opportunity to share them with someone else. This act of giving adds an extra layer of meaning to our creations, embodying the spirit of community and connection that defines the Changarrito experience.

As you embark on your artistic journey, we encourage you to consider themes of love, family, and environmental consciousness. How can your soft sculpture art pin express appreciation for the planet, celebrate the bonds of family, or spread messages of love and kindness? Let these thoughts guide your creative process as you select materials and design your pin.

Throughout the workshop, engage in dialogue with your fellow participants, sharing ideas and insights about the significance of your creations. Reflect on the values of generosity and mindfulness as you craft your soft sculpture art pin, knowing that it will soon be passed on to someone else to cherish.

As you complete your pin, take a moment to write a heartfelt note to accompany it, expressing the intentions and emotions behind your creation. Whether it’s a message of gratitude, a declaration of love, or a pledge to protect the planet, let your words add depth and meaning to your gift.

Finally, when it’s time to exchange pins, embrace the joy of giving as you present your creation to another participant. Witness the smiles and gratitude exchanged between givers and receivers, knowing that your artwork has brought a moment of connection and joy to someone else’s life.

In the spirit of Changarrito, let’s create, share, and spread love and positivity through our soft sculpture art pins. Together, we can inspire meaningful connections and make a difference, one small gesture of kindness at a time.

About the Artist

April Garcia b. 1978 San Benito, TX) is an interdisciplinary artist living in Austin, Texas.
Drawing inspiration from the visual language embedded in her fabric art, Garcia’s work explores themes of cultural identity and personal narratives. Through her exploration of textiles, she delves into the intricacies of introspection and vulnerability, utilizing mediums such as soft sculpture, site-specific installations, wearable creations, videos,
performances, and self-portraits.