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Street Art Youth Workshop + Community Group Tour with Shani Shih

  • Duende @ Torpedo Factory 105 North Union Street Alexandria, VA, 22314 United States (map)

Join us for a Street Art Workshop with Chinatown Art Studio for youth 9-12 yrs with our resident artist, Shani Shih. The workshop is FREE but limited spaces are available & you must RSVP here.

About: Open workshop held with resident artist’s Asian American arts program. Chinatown Art Studio youth and visitors will create a collaborative multimedia collage mural with poster designs, stickers, drawing, and stencils, based on the following loose themes: ownership of identity; ideas of building bridges, commonality and difference; positive change in our society; supporting other communities. 

Resident artist Shani Shih will facilitate reflection and discussion on identity, the ideas of commonality and difference, and social issues that shape the stories and experiences of youth from all communities, and how we can understand and support others through art. Different stations for each street art medium (wheatpastes, sticker art, paint markers) will be laid out; artist (and assistants) will instruct youth on how to use mediums to create images inspired by discussion. As youth finish producing images, they will begin to contribute to the collaborative surface by wheatpasting their images on a miniature "wall". Visitors/youth passing by are welcome to contribute by creating their own sticker and applying it to the wall.


  • 2:30-3:00 Quick starting tour of first/second floors

  • 3:00-4:30 Youth street art workshop 

  • 4:30 Finish tour