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Creative Memory Mapping Workshop with Keely O’Brien (online)

Join interdisciplinary artist Keely O’Brien for a fun and unique art workshop! Learn how to use drawing, collage, and mixed media art processes to make your own beautiful memory map of a place that holds personal meaning for you. The places and landscapes we leave behind can have deep personal significance for each of us. Creative Memory Mapping is a welcoming and soothing project that invites you to reflect on a place you miss, either in the context of the current moment (for example, a place you can’t visit due to pandemic safety measures), or in the broader context of your life (for example, a childhood home), and create a meaningful keepsake that connects you to that place. Rather than focusing on representational or realistic illustration, we will use found imagery, symbols, and intuitive drawing in this relaxed, process-oriented workshop. No prior art experience necessary! All ages (children under 12 with an adult)

Suggested materials:

  • Paper
  • Drawing materials (pencil, eraser, pencil crayons, pens etc.)
  • Collage materials (old books, magazines, etc.)
  • Scissors and gluestick
  • Any other art materials on hand (paint, brushes, stamps, mixed media collage materials like fabric, buttons etc.)

This event will take place over Zoom. Pre-registration is required. To register, email:

Keely O’Brien is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice incorporates intricately handmade objects with immersive, innovative theatre creation. Devoted to a thoroughly handmade, DIY process, Keely’s work includes puppetry in miniature and enormous scales, immersive installations, imaginative ephemera, and interactive experiences. As a community-engaged arts educator, Keely creates and facilitates participatory and collaborative artwork with community members and organizations. Deeply site-responsive and engaged with questions of place, home, and belonging, Keely’s work aims to celebrate the potential for creativity and community in the place and people around her. Learn more at:


Aug 21 2020


10:30 am - 12:00 pm