Posted on: Jun 24
Upcycling is the theme of July’s 2nd Saturday Workshop! On July 13 Delé Akerejah of The Dopamine Clinic will lead Collage Carnage! an accessible form of art making incorporating by-products, waste materials, and useless or unwanted items and using collage to transforming them into beautiful works of art. Drop-in anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. to make your own collage masterpiece. All ages and artistic abilities are welcome. All materials and light refreshments will be provided.
About the Instructor
Delé Akerejah is a self-taught mixed-media artist. Prior to receiving housing, he was an urban refugee, fighting street level homelessness, mental illness, poverty, and addiction. After receiving housing, Delé transformed his apartment into the visual arts studio now known as The Dopamine Clinic. He previously worked as a vendor/artist with Street Sense Media, a street newspaper in Washington, DC focused on elevating the voice of people experiencing homelessness. His primary influences are Mark Bradford, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Salvador Dali, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Andy Warhol. He doesn’t adhere to any particular rules and deliberately employs ignorance of convention and academia in his technique, because in his words, “Art is the only thing I can move freely in within this regimented world.”