See ya, Stress! A Lunchtime Comics Workshop


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See ya, Stress! A Lunchtime Comics Workshop

December 15, 2021 @ 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

We will meet for a lunchtime comics-making jam to de-stress! Katharine will lead brief cartooning warm-ups and a grounding exercise to recognize the felt sense of stress in the body. We will turn our stress into cartoon characters, to then send to the destination of our choice in a six panel comic. No drawing or comics experience needed. Please bring a pen, pencil, markers, or other drawing materials and a few sheets of paper (can be notebook or printer paper).

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This event will provide ASL interpretation and auto-captioning.

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Katharine Joy Houpt is an artist and art therapist in Chicago. She works with adults through arts-based video therapy and community-based initiatives. Katharine’s artistic practice includes comics, collage, fiber art, pop-up books, puppetry, and improv. Katharine is an Assistant, Professor, Adj. at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She teaches several courses including one she created, “Comics Narratives: Illness, Disability, and Recovery.” Katharine co-authored an award-winning paper, “Anti-Memoir: Creating Alternate Nursing Home Narratives Through Zine Making,” with older adults living in a skilled nursing facility. She enjoys watching movies with her cat and partner.

Contact: If you have any questions about this event or if you have any requests about accessibility, please contact Abby Mendoza

This event is brought to you by Access Living’s Arts and Culture Project and the Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL). DCAL is a platform for creative advocacy projects and disability allyship training. Using a peer support and collective care model, disability community members and art therapy graduate students collaborate as disability culture makers for social change.