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American Turban Project at School of Visual Arts

November 17, 2015

Join the American Turban Project Workshop led by Vishavjit Singh on Tuesday, November 24th, 4-6pm | School of Visual Arts, 141 W. 21 Street, NYC | 4th Floor Painting Studio

American Turban Project workshop is about exploring the power of cartoon images to tell stories, our own in some cases and creating new stories altogether. We will engage in a collective interactive session to create new cartoon characters to reflect on what it really means to be American. The free workshop is open to all NYC High School students and educators.
Email Zoey, More Art Education Coordinator, to reserve a spot!
American Turban Project is hosted by the Arts Ambassadors Teen Mentorship Program a socially-engaged after-school art education program of More Art.
Vishavjit Singh found his love for arts at a very young age. He started doodling Sikh characters in his free time. But thanks to his South Asian heritage was encouraged to leave arts for the sciences in teenage years. He studied Biological Sciences at University of California, Santa Barbara and Biostatistics/Epidemiology in Graduate School at University of California, Berkeley. The 9/11 attacks in United States and the subsequent hate crime wave adversely affecting many Sikhs created the ripe conditions for an artistic spark. Inspired by the creative response of American editorial cartoonists to the tragic events, Vishavjit started creating cartoons focusing on Sikh news/events.