Art + Resistance: Performance Art

History is peppered with stories of artists using their talents to make lasting change. From the canvas to the sewing machine, artists have been using their work to tell a story of resistance. Performance art, however, can be overlooked. In this course, we’ll explore the works of artists who used dance, theatre and song to convey ideas, break cycles and hold space for a different way of thinking. Using the works of Audre Lorde, Suzan Lori Parks and more, we’ll create and perform an original piece of activist theatre. Come prepared to move, to write and to think in community.

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  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
    This class does not meet on 9/24 or 10/22.
    On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.
About the Instructor

Sam Christian

Focusing in multiple mediums, Sam’s primary forms are Linocut printmaking, Fiber Arts (sewing and quilting) and Comic Art. Sam is a native of Richmond’s East End who has worked to craft a practice around the beauty and inequities found in the East End and communities like it. Through eco-conscious printmaking that highlights the deep history of the East End community and artistic partnerships
in schools and community spaces, Sam has been instrumental in cultivating light and love in the spaces they call home. Being no stranger to the obstacles facing students of the East End, both academic and social, Sam looks for any opportunity to shift the narrative and make space for young artists.

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Class Details
September 10 - October 296 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Day: Tue
Tuition: $245.00
Member Tuition: $220.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Sam Christian
Level: All Levels