Monday, May 23 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
What are the connections between art, nature, and community? This question guides Open Space Education’s 6-week pilot program, FUNCTIONAL CERAMICS: FROM PLANTING TO EATING, led by Open Space teaching artists, Angelique Scott + Shannon Leighty.
Open Space is collaborating with Fonticello Food Forest, Girls For A Change, and Duron Chavis to offer girls ages 12-15 space to work in nature, work with clay, and talk about food.
This program is FREE for participants thanks to generous grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the CultureWorks Grants Program.
Participants plant seedlings, nurture them, and create ceramic planters for themselves and community members while becoming versed in resourcefulness, food justice, plant cultivation, and an appreciation for nature from diverse perspectives.
The program culminates with a community event at Fonticello where students offer their plants and planters to friends and family, share what they learned, and exhibit their planter creations.
Fonticello Food Forest
2715 Bainbridge St, Richmond, VA 23225