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Visual Storytelling: Allegory

Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday; June 26, 28, 30
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Registration Deadline: June 23

Art is how we make sense of the world around us. This class is dedicated to a more in-depth way of approaching art with the hope of softening the anxieties of making.

We each see the world in a different context. The relationship between what we see in our brains versus what is in the physical world is unique. Visually depicting what our brain is feeling or seeing is not easy, but this class will attempt to help you achieve that ability.

This class requires you to be less critical of your work and share what and how you feel in a group setting. A foundational knowledge of drawing and painting is good; however, it is optional for this class, and all skill levels are welcome.

Tala Kanani is a second-generation Iranian American teaching artist. She is an interdisciplinary painter and educator whose work is rooted in neighborhoods and cross-cultural communities. She is active in established and “under the radar” actions and art initiatives, working with Columbus outlets, including Cart Pushers, MINT, Second Sight, Ohio Art House, and a new studio project at Huckleberry House.

She believes all people should have access to the arts regardless of income or background. Introducing children and adults to the arts and empowering them with tools to find information encourages positive risk-taking, builds links to our histories and cultures, teaches visual literacy, and inspires curiosity, creativity, and life-long learning in our future generations.

Website: talakanani.com


Please read the GAAC cancellation and refund policy here: http://www.glenarborart.org/terms-and-conditions/


To ensure the safety of our students and Staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2022 programs to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.

  • Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons for indoor programs and 16 outdoor programs
  • All students who have symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea, should stay home and not attend class.
  • Students and Staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Staff will sanitize common areas and touch surfaces regularly.
  • We have optimized our indoor ventilation system to reduce the risk of germs and contaminants spreading through the air.
  • If Leelanau County COVID-related cases are designated high risk, students and visitors must wear a face mask to prevent transmission.

To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, Staff will inform the GAAC’s new policies or procedures before the start of the course.


June 26
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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