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A Girls' Home in Guatemala joins An Exchange Workshop virtually

Athentikos hosted an online workshop in June focused on Lettering taught by Alejandra Barillas (Ale), a Guatemalan graphic designer and professor. The workshop was open for anyone to join live and the recording is now available to our Exchange Members.

While our friends at the Oasis Home for Girls have been taking our I AM ART workshops for six years, this was the first time they joined us virtually. This was made possible because our Exchange Members GIVE ART opportunities through their generous support. 

Ale lead this three day workshop teaching the foundations of forming letters by discussing a Biblical truth: Process & Growth ending in this beautiful theme, “Bloom Where You Are Planted.”

We were thrilled to hear, from Betsy Baker, that the girls enjoyed the class. Here’s a little of their response and work. 

What did the girls enjoy about the Lettering Workshop?

They really liked doing the end design! Decorating the page, making it their own!

Did anything surprise you about the process?

I honestly was surprised by how good they already were! They really like writing and drawing!

"I really liked this workshop because it taught me something new and I think I could be good at it! I want to keep practicing!"
Oasis Participant
Student

Why did you decide to participate in this workshop?

We decided to participate because I knew that several of the girls already had a great interest in lettering, and I thought this would be a good way for them to take it to the next level.

How was this workshop beneficial to your organization?

During this time of quarantine, the girls’ schedules have become repetitive with homework, housework and playing outside. I think they really enjoyed spicing up their day!

Join the I AM ART Exchange and MAKE ART by accessing this workshop and GIVE ART to under-resourced communities.

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