Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses explores the late Houston legend DJ Screw and his impact on the Houston community and culture. Inspired by artists’ need to creatively share their community pride, explore ways to connect with your friends and family through art-making.
Below is our instructional guide for hosting our Drop-In Experience activity at home.
A quiet place outside/inside your home
Drawing utensils (pen, pencil, crayon, marker)
Paper for collaging (magazines, scrap paper, photos)
Adhesive (craft glue, tape, glue sticks)
Find a quiet place inside or outside your home where you can comfortably create. Lay out your materials. Next, think about a person or community you want to say ‘thank you’ to or feel grateful for during this time. Think about what you want to share with them. You can write to a healthcare worker, your relative, a friend, your pet, a community member, or an entire community.
02. SIT WITH GRATITUDE
Sit and look through your paper. Look for small images or words that will uplift the person or community you are grateful for. Images to consider could portray:
Cut out your images or words. Then, glue or tape these words and images along the border of your paper.
03. WRITE IT OUT
Notice the blank space you have left on your paper. Pick your favorite drawing utensil, then write your note in the blank space. As you write, imagine these words embracing the person or community you are writing to.
04. SEND YOUR NOTE
Take a picture of your note and share it with the person or community you wrote it for via text, email or platform of your choice.
05. SHARE WITH OUR COMMUNITY
About Virtual Drop-In Experiences
CAMH’s Virtual Drop-In Experiences feature instructions for pop-up activities you can do at home. Each hands-on activity provides creative opportunities to experience current exhibitions from a distance in a unique and meaningful way.
Led by our FAQ Team (Frequently Asked Questions), a group of artists and historians who assist with contextualizing CAMH’s dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences. Virtual Drop-In Experiences are released on our website at 1PM every Saturday. All ages, always free.