Season of Shadows with Alaura Borealis

Season of Shadows

It's the Season of Shadows - make messes and play with light at Meadowridge Library! Join Alaura Borealis in building metaphors and cultivating feelings with light boxes, shadow puppets, projectors, movie making, and more. Experiment with shadow art during this youth-focused residency.

This series is part of the Bubbler's traveling artist-in-residence program, allowing artists the space, time, and materials necessary to explore the communities in some of our neighborhood libraries through various forms of art-making and creation.

About the Artist

Alaura Borealis is a social artist, community-based teacher, and co-founder of the ArtWrite Collective. Borealis is currently investigating gender in their ongoing project, Season of Shadows, and has translated that creative research into workshops for Meadowridge Library and other groups around Madison. How do you explain what you're feeling? What can you make from a shadow? Borealis wants to help figure that out.

Workshop Dates

Wednesdays from 4-5:30pm, no registration necessary

November 8: Window Murals! We'll print designs onto transparency sheets, project them onto windows, and draw all over our library.

November 15: Light Boxes and iPad animation! Create sand drawings that grow in this stop motion animation workshop.

November 29: Costumes, Masks, Silhouettes! Design costumes and play with stage lighting; capture tableaus with iPads and Polaroids!

December 6: Shadow Puppets! Build puppets and add them to your story. How will you capture the scene?

December 13: Shadow Theater and Sound Art Contribute to an art installation for the library! We'll start editing footage and create soundscapes for our library installation.

December 20: Hot Cocoa and Open Studio! Warm up with winter treats and shadow art; tinker with various art materials to conduct your own light experiments!

December 27: Hot Cocoa and Open Studio! Warm up with winter treats and shadow art; tinker with various art materials to conduct your own light experiments!

Saturdays from 1:30-3pm, no registration necessary

December 9: Shadow Theater and Video Art Contribute to an art installation for the library! We'll work with Nate to film shadow theater experiments.

December 16: Shadow Theater and Live Performance Contribute to an art installation for the library! We'll put the finishing touches on our surreal art environment built for Meadowridge Library and explore live performance.

The funds supporting this project and other traveling Artist-in-Residence artists is provided by the Friends of Madison Public Library.

Friends of MPL