Art and Creativity as a Process for Grief and Loss
In this moment, we are reflecting on the state of our lives and our systems of knowledge, communication, connection, and justice. What seems to be in ruin? What should be reimagined? What can be mended?
Inspired by our current exhibition, Samara Golden: Upstairs at Steve’s, this mending workshop led by art therapists Kelsey Jordan and Sarah Kodish-Eskind explores how making can be a form of emotional mending.
We invite participants to share objects from their own homes that are in need of mending. From a sock with a hole in its heel to a broken dream, these real and metaphorical objects reflect our state of being. They offer us a point of connection, discussion, and a real possibility for healing. Discussion prompts from Kelsey and Sarah will help guide participants through aspects of self-healing using a metaphoric reading of chosen objects.
The Fabric Workshop and Museum has comprised a team of mending experts—made up of art conservation students, art therapists, and makers—to consider ways in which each item could be mended. The team will offer solutions to participants through skill sharing, mending tutorials, and conversation.