Word Play – Art Club

10.30am 15th June 2024

Art Club: Corita Kent / Banner creation workshop


** we have postponed this event and will anounce a rescheduled date asap **

“Signs of Hope”

We’ll be taking inspiration from Corita Kent, also known as Sister Mary Corita, to create banners of hope and positivity using different image and mark making techniques. Corita Kent (1918–1986) was an artist, educator, and advocate for social justice. We’ll start the workshop with a brief introduction to Corita Kents work and have reference books available including “Signs of Hope: The Revolutionary Art of Sister Corita Kent” by Mara Rockliff and “Make Meatballs & Sign” by Matthew Burgess.

About Corita Kent:
At age 18 she entered the religious order Immaculate Heart of Mary, eventually teaching and then heading the art department at Immaculate Heart College. During the course of her career, her artwork evolved from using figurative and religious imagery to incorporating advertising images and slogans, popular song lyrics, biblical verses, and literature. Throughout the ‘60s, her work became increasingly political, urging viewers to consider poverty, racism, and social injustice. In 1968, she left the order and moved to Boston. After 1970, her work evolved into a sparser, introspective style, influenced by living in a new environment, a secular life, and her battles with cancer. She remained active in social causes until her death in 1986. At the time of her death, she had created almost 800 serigraph editions, thousands of watercolors, and innumerable public and private commissions. taken from Corita.org

This event costs £5 per participant (parents don’t need a ticket)

It’s aimed at ages 7+ but younger artists are allowed if parents are happy to get involved! the shop will be partially open during this workshop so parents are required to stay.


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