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Event Details

June 22, 2022
1:30 pm –3:30 pm


Members: $20
Not-Yet-Members: $30
Registration Required


High Museum of Art
Anne Cox Chambers Wing Lobby

Event Description

When making the imagination tangible, sometimes the tools we use can come from unusual places. In this workshop, we will create dynamic, lively, humorous characters using collage materials. During a gallery visit, we’ll look closely at the elements of character design that give characters energy and authenticity, specifically gesture, line of action, and expression. Following this, we’ll engage in gesture drawing and then apply what we’ve learned while working in pairs to create characters that tell a unique narrative.

Studio Sessions are designed for adults, but all ages are welcome. Materials will be provided. No prior experience is necessary.

This session will meet in the Anne Cox Chambers Wing lobby. After presenting your ticket at the Admissions Desk, please make your way outside the Museum entrance and to the Anne Cox Chambers Wing to the right.

For more information, please email lifelonglearning@high.org or call 404-733-5034.


About Your Instructor 

Shamar Knight-Justice is the principal at Ethos Classical, an elementary school focused on the intersection of joy, rigor, and the humanity of its students. He has been an educator for over ten years and is inspired daily by the stories and imaginations of his students. His artwork uses mixed media and includes unique textures and patterns to build interest in his characters and add complexity to their personalities. He intentionally highlights Black and Brown children in his work because he believes that the fullness of their identities should be displayed, when such characters are often overlooked in picture books. He published his first book, Ari J.’s Kinky, Curly Crown, in February 2021. Since then, he has been commissioned for work by Scholastic, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and Heinemann Publishing.