Fake Records, Real Feelings with Ariel Aberg-Riger
Can poetry be an object? Can art be a sound? Can you write a story through a song list? In this workshop, we’re going to back our way into building a narrative by creating fake records. We’ll get inspired by real albums and cover art, and then cut, glue, collage, paint, and write our own fictional albums. You’ll invent a band, name their album and all the songs inside (from hit single to b-side tracks), design a cardboard record and album cover sleeve, and see what true feelings emerge…
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18.
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Ariel Aberg-RigerVisual Storyteller
Ariel Aberg-Riger is a self-taught artist who is focused on using the power of visual storytelling to explore issues of equity and social justice, encouraging readers to think differently about history, science, policy, and the other forces that shape our lives. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Teen Vogue, and The Atlantic’s CityLab among other publications. She is a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Nonfiction Literature, and a member of the Tin House 2020 Summer Workshop. She’s currently working on a book about American history and identity set to be published by Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins in 2022. Ariel lives in sunny Buffalo, NY with her wife and two kids.