Museum of Creative Human Art x moCa present Inspiring Creativity: VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
Free. Registration required.
THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT
For ages 6-17 years old
The Museum of Creative Human Art invites children of all ages to participate in a free virtual workshop that will focus on drawing, painting, and inspiring creativity. Local artists Antwoine Washington and Michael Russell (artists featured in Imagine Otherwise) will lead this workshop. This session will be held via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Registration is limited and on a first come, first served basis. All art-making materials needed for the workshop will be provided to participants at no cost and delivered directly to each participant’s home. Because of this, participation is limited to residents of Cuyahoga County. Participants must provide an address at the time of registration. Registration for this program closes April 7 to ensure enough time for material delivery. For those living outside of Cuyahoga County interested in participating, an in-person Inspiring Creativity workshop will take place on Saturday, May 15 from 1-3pm. Details can be found here.
Meet the artists:
Michael C. Russell II began his professional career as a youth advisor and advocate with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, where he spent ten years mentoring young African American men. He is a two-time honoree in Who’s Who in Black Cleveland, a noted publication that recognizes and spotlights those who make significant contributions to the development of Cleveland. He was recognized as “Youth Leader of the Year” for two consecutive years for his work in advocacy and education. As co-founder of the Museum of Creative Human Art (MOCHA), Michael continues to expand upon his community enrichment work. At MOCHA, he inspires and engages others through his love for the arts, while operating in the creative space he uses to incubate ideas and strategies. Michael has a B.A. in Organizational Communication – Marketing and Management from Cleveland State University, where he is currently pursuing his master’s in non-profit leadership.
Antwoine Washington, originally from Pontiac, MI, lives and works in Cleveland, OH. With his wife Carlise Washington, he has two children, Grayson and Luca. He earned his BA in Studio Art from Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA. His studies of black history and art at Southern inspired Washington to continue the legacy of Harlem Renaissance artists such as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, and Jacob Lawrence. Following a stroke he suffered in 2018, Washington found healing in his art. He has exhibited widely at the Cleveland Print Room, Worthington Yards, The Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Rooms to Let and Artist Archives of the Western Reserve. His public art commission with Land Studios includes his 154 years mural located in Cleveland Public Square. In 2020, Washington co-founded Museum of Creative Human Art, a non-profit organization centered on teaching art.