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Flag Workshop

In late November I reconvened the Corona Chronicles workshop participants, along with a couple new members, for a class with the flag as theme. We met weekly via Zoom until Inauguration week. Here are the results of our work together.

Collaborative flag project, 21" x 40". Each participant was given a section of blue and a section of stripes to cover as they wish. The resulting flag is amazingly cohesive and powerful.

Prompt #1

After making a proportionally correct flag, shake things up but keeping with red, white and blue

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Prompt #2

Think about what color symbolizes in the flag and illustrate it.

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Prompt #3

Create a flag with physical texture. The dimensionality should have meaning related to your ideas about the flag/country.

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Prompt #4

Take a phrase, line or concept from an historical document, (e.g., the Bill of Rights) or a patriotic song, (e.g. The Star Bangled Banner) and let that guide your creation. 

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Prompt #5

Write a haiku expressing feelings or thoughts about our flag, country, patriotism. Incorporate the words both physically (we want to read them) and expressively into your work.

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Prompt #6

Create a piece meant for distribution

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