Virtual STEAM Workshop: Illuminating Juneteenth

Text reads Illuminating Juneteenth, Thursday June 17, 3:30-4:30pm. Background depicts multicolor background with rays of light.

Join Latimer House for a unique multigenerational Juneteenth program led by artist Tasha Dougé!

Lewis Latimer’s invention of the carbon filament will serve as a metaphor and a tool to illuminate the contributions of African Americans in the pursuit of liberation. Participants will use symbols and iconography to create paper cutouts exploring themes of freedom and liberation to engage with the history of Juneteenth.  In this program, participants will be encouraged to actively participate in the discourse around Juneteenth, and how art and symbolism can be used as entry points to explore and celebrate resilience, resistance, and emancipation.

For this workshop we suggest participants have access to a dark room, ie: bathroom, closet, or ability to close curtains.

Please have the following materials available:

  • Assorted paper (plain, construction, origami, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Pencils, crayons, or markers 
  • Glue stick
  • A dark room

This is a multigenerational event. All ages welcome.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and supported, in part, by Simons Foundation, Con Edison, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

3:30pm-5:00pm EDT