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Which of your family stories, heirlooms and memories would you like to preserve? And what do you think future generations will appreciate knowing about you or your ancestors? The art of paper collage can serve to illuminate and document with greater depth stories about family and family history.

This highly interactive workshop will have you making your own paper collage memories. Bring materials from your family – photos, maps, documents, images of heirlooms, etc. We’ll walk through the steps of choosing a theme, selecting images, and laying out a first, simple collage. No art experience necessary! Basic design tips will be taught. Supplies and hands-on help will be available. You’ll leave with experience, your first collage and instructions for making many more. Prep materials will be given after registration. 

General $20, Student/Senior $15, HHM Members $10

Artist Facilitator is Debra George

Debra loves the creative process. As a multimedia and teaching artist, she draws from a variety of art forms to create her work and lead others to be creative in their own way. Debra has a minor in art and has studied under a variety of artists, teachers and mentors. She chose paper collage for Family in Pieces so that the heirlooms, photos and stories could speak for themselves.

Image of collage from Family in Pieces exhibit by Debra George.

This is part of Hennepin History Museum’s Radical Roots: New Approaches to Family History, a multi-faceted program to provide the tools, training, guidance, and inspiration to experience your own personal family stories. Learn more.
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