Mass Creativity is a series of outreach workshops designed to inspire imagination and creativity, and make hands-on art-making accessible to those that might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it. Each year the Mass Creativity program consists of complimentary workshops in diverse communities in San Diego that take place throughout May-June and culminate in a free all-day event at the Museum.
Mass Creativity 2017
This year will mark Mass Creativity’s 5th year at The New Children’s Museum! We’re celebrating with art-making workshops inspired by discovery, diversity and community. Join our Museum’s Creative Team in these free hands-on workshops where you can celebrate culture and share your story through art and play. And be sure to join us on Saturday, June 24 for our FREE all-day Museum event complete with live entertainment, festivities, art-making and more!
For 2017 we are partnering with the following community centers:
The 2017 Mass Creativity program has been developed and led by Creative Team members, Gabrielle Romberger, Hannah Mykel, Iyari Arteaga and Mayra Chavez. In a collaborative effort combining art and play, the team has developed a unique workshop experience celebrating the diverse communities and families of San Diego. Learn more about these talented individuals below.
Mayra | Teaching Artist
Mayra is a fiber artist whose work is inspired by a childhood growing up in Querétaro, Mexico. Her work consists primarily of embroidery and clothing constructions. Relying heavily on the use of colorful images and motifs, Mayra is inspired by life in her parents’ hometown of Hacienda Blanca. Her memories of the animals and plants in her beloved ranch serve as her artistic muses and can be found all over her work. Mayra received a Bachelor’s of Art in Applied Design from San Diego State University where she was awarded a scholarship for her artwork by the San Diego Creative Weavers Guild. Mayra is currently pursuing a Masters in Art Education through Boston University. Mayra joined the Teaching Artist team of The New Children’s Museum in March of 2015, and has led and assisted with several camp programs since that time.
Gabrielle | Teaching Artist
Gabrielle completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History from the University of San Diego. During her time in college, she focused on drawing – working with pastels, charcoal, and graphite. Gabrielle also has experience with sewing, painting, carpentry, and sculpture. She has interned at the University of San Diego Galleries as well as the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. where she was the Youth and Family Programs Assistant for Corcoran’s Youth Summer Art Classes and through which she led many of the workshops for kindergarten through twelfth-grade class visits. Gabrielle joined the Teaching Artist team of The New Children’s Museum in fall 2015, and she has since led and assisted with several camp programs.
Hannah | Museum Playworker
Iyari | Museum Playworker
Iyari is a theater artist, writer and playworker whose work primarily focuses on storytelling and identity. She has many years of experience performing with her family theater troupe, Teatro Izcalli, and was recently a cast member in the show South of the 8. Iyari graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a Bachelors in Anthropology and has been a Museum Playworker at the New Children’s Museum since October 2015. Along with working at the museum, Iyari is also a teaching artist who works with high school students to tell their stories and address social justice issues through theater.