Delaney Susi

We are excited to have Delaney Susi from the Durham Arts Council CAPS program join us for the Hand Made Dreams Summit, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of Art! Delaney grew up in Florida, New Mexico, North Carolina and the D.C. Suburbs.  She is a keeper of family stories, a mother of 2 young boys, a teacher and a visual artist.  Her teaching focuses on building community, exlporing identity and celebrating stories as a means of finding power through our collective voices and challenging the status quo.  Before moving to Durham, she was a K-12 classroom art teacher for 10 years on Chicago's Southside.  When she is not doing the “real work” of being a mom and artist, she works with the Durham Arts Council teaching youth arts classes and leading art projects in public schools.  In her art making practice, she makes oil paintings and plays with mixed media.  She loves colors, being outdoors, and practicing yoga.  Her academic training includes UNC-Chapel Hill (B.A. with honors in American Studies and Art History) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Masters of Arts in Teaching) where she developed art curriculum that teaches art skills while promoting self-expression and social justice.  

Session Description-Telling Family Stories through Art: It is said that to know where you are going you must know where you came from.  Family stories connect us to our past and inform our identity.  In this hands-on session we will create fabric collage “storyquilts” that visually represent a family story.  The process will include both storytelling and art-making with your child, and you will leave with a piece of artwork that you can take home.

Learn more about her wonderful work HERE!

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