Creative Collective - Arts & Crafts for Adults

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Art, Community Engagement
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Session 4: Personal Sanctuary // Rug Making Exploring the artistic and design significance of rugs from the SWANA region, Participants will create a rug of their design to act as a personal safe space built upon their version of an “ideal world.”


This San Diego Central Library Arts & Crafts program promotes wellness and enrichment. Join us for a relaxed art-making experience. Join our open-ended art-making program where you are free to be creative and expressive with many different forms of art! You can participate in meditative art forms that enhance mental and physical health or you can participate in more advanced technical and directed projects led by our facilitators and visiting artists!  

All supplies will be provided. No registration required. Adults & Emerging Adults are welcome.  

This program will run on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Mary Hollis Conference room, located on the 1st floor of the Central Library.  

(Next door to the Library Shop).   

Learn more about the visual art program at the library at    

This program is offered in partnership with ArtReach SD. 

ArtReach Teaching Artist: Yasmine Kasem  

Program Overview:  

ArtReach will provide the Central Library with 10 art workshop sessions. The workshop will focus on Culture, Art, and Worldbuilding: A series of workshops centering investigating identity and exploring community through individual and collaborative works. Using textile, sculpture, and installation art, participants create a series of works that reflect on personal narratives and the creation of supportive community environments inspired by worldbuilding. The program highlights sculpture as a tactile, accessible medium that allows room to create without fear of judgment. Each series is tailored to have ties specific to the local community’s cultural history with textile arts (e.g., Afghani rugs, Kumeyaay weaving). Programs begin with exploring the preservation of these cultural practices, scaffolding into curriculum focused on local, contemporary, queer, and BIPOC artists reclaiming/revitalizing these methods. ArtReach will provide an experienced Teaching Artist, a potential guest artist for specific projects, as well as materials for each workshop. 


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