Although we can’t gather in person, the Teen Summer Series aims to create a virtual space for us to learn about artists’ practices and to create together! Join us on Zoom on Fridays August 14, 21, and 28 at 3 pm for a series of workshops with local creatives working in a range of mediums. Workshops are FREE and open to all teens, however space is limited. Please check out the descriptions and materials needed for each workshop below, and follow this link to sign up for one or all three! No art experience or prior knowledge is necessary to participate. Identity with Christian “Cubs the Poet” Davenport Friday, August 21, 3 pm on Zoom Your senses are being conditioned. Which one is your favorite of the five? Do you realize how you maneuver through the environment using your senses? If you could not see, how would you describe beauty? If you could not hear, how would you know the truth? This workshop allows you space to ponder over the privilege you have in creating your own identity. What you’ll need: Paper and things to write or draw with (pen or pencil or other artistic tools). About the Teaching Artist Christian “Cubs the Poet” Davenport was born in Baton Rouge, LA and raised in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia). Growing up, he attended Catholic schools, yet each school was predominantly of one race. He believes he witnessed the effects of institutional education on all identifying races and classes in America. Wanting to develop and understand his own way of thinking, Cubs left college to start typing custom poems in the French Quarter, where he honed his poetic skills and expanded his vocabulary with regards to communicating with tourists and natives. He believes freedom is not the experience, but the expression of the experience. The inaugural Poet Laureate of Baton Rouge, Cubs is currently working on self publishing his first book of poems and art, What I Did with my Free Time. Cubs the Poet is also a visual artist, whose latest exhibition, “Say It: I Love Black People,” delved into the lack of intimacy and vulnerability between races, in addition to the lack of development of self love. The workshop is projected to run 90 minutes on Zoom. Open to all teens! Spots are limited. Click here to register. Confirmation and the Zoom link will be provided by email.