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Storied Skateboards: Graphic Design & Storytelling

  • MODA 1315 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA, 30309 United States (map)

Gather round this January 7th from 3 - 5:30 p.m. as we learn to tell the stories of the objects in our lives. 

“What if walls could talk?” 

They can and they do in our current exhibition, Text Me: How We Live in Language.  In this exhibition, stories are inscribed on everyday objects — a towel, a cutting board, napkins, a wall, a blanket. In this workshop, we’ll be taking inspiration from this exhibit and exploring the story of an object.

Half writing workshop, half Graphic Design 101, in this workshop we’ll  learn how to blend visual and textual modes of expression. We’ll explore an object, tell its story, and represent the story on the object itself. In this workshop, we’ll be exploring the majestic skateboard.

This workshop is inspired by the work of exhibition contributor Timothy Goodman. Timothy is known for his incredible work re-examining objects by inscribing stories on them, from cars to knives to MODA's walls. In an installation titled Memories of a Girl I Never Knew, artist Timothy Goodman muses on love, lost and found, on the gallery walls.

Participation and Materials Fee: $45 for non-members, $40 for MODA members. This fee covers everything you need to create and bring home your own storied skateboard: a skateboard blank inscribed with your story, a journal to write that story in, a pen, and some take-home worksheets to help you continue telling stories. Fee includes admission to MODA’s current exhibition, Text Me: How We Live In Language. Appropriate for ages 16+. Please reach out to the facilitator, Jess Lewis if you have questions or accessibility needs.

If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $10 processing fee per class. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or attend the event. MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If MODA cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.

Earlier Event: January 7
Text Me Exhibition Tour
Later Event: January 11
Intro to 3D Printing: Pins