Project Create Arts Center Family Art Day

By Editorial Team on October 19, 2021
Courtesy of Washington Improv Theater.
Event: Saturday, October 23 from 1pm to 3pm

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Join Project Create, Washington Improv Theater and 826DC on Saturday, October 23rd from 1:00 to 3:00 PM for our live and in-person Family Art Day at the Project Create Arts Center (2208 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE).

The aim of this session is simple, let’s be creative! This workshop is designated to channel young people’s imaginations. Participants will learn improv skills and games, use them to write a story together and learn about the key elements of a compelling story. Along with their families, young people will work together to write a book that will be illustrated live! Each participant will leave with their own bound book.

As always, Project Create programs are free and open to the public. Please note that, due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, each session will be limited to 10 families and registration is required. For the safety of all participants, face masks are required at all times during the workshop. 

Meet the Teaching Artists!

Jack Novak, Improviser, Washington Improv Theater
Jack Novak is a playwright, actor, improviser, and teaching artist based in Washington DC. For nearly a decade he has been teaching improv, playwriting, physical theatre, Shakespeare, and other theatre arts subjects to students of all ages and experience levels throughout the DMV. He currently performs as 1/2 of the improv duo, Husbands of Wives.

Santiago Casares, Illustrator, 826DC
Santiago Casares is a freelance graphic designer, writer and illustrator. He illustrated My Heart Went Beating Fast for 826DC and coached the young people that made the comics anthology Voces Sin Frontera, Our Stories, Our Truth for Shout Mouse Press. He lives in Maryland with his wife, two kids and a dog.

Kendall Ladd, Illustrator, 826DC
Kendall Ladd is a life-long champion for arts education, an illustrator, and development professional. She has worked in the nonprofit field for many years using her fundraising skills to bring needed resources to children and youth served by community nonprofits, with a focus on arts and arts education. Kendall has extensive grant-writing experience with government, foundation, and corporate sector programs. She has worked at Sitar Arts Center, Art Works Now, and the D.C. Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative in development, and at the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities in funding. Kendall is a proud alumna of the Arts Management program at American University.

Dexter Bautista, Illustrator, 826DC
Dexter Bautista is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator who creates print and web designs like posters, logos, web banners, as well as illustrations, and other styles of art like manga, comics, and realism. Through his passion for design and art, he hopes to create solutions that the world needs, and to inspire those who can to do the same.

The Project Create Arts Center is located at 2208 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE.