Cards for Humanity: A Craft Workshop

For the love of doing something good and creative, show off your crafting skills and make a card for that special someone!

Join us for a card-making workshop with Baltimore-based social impact designer, Jermaine Taron Bell. It'll be an evening of good vibes and creativity as Jermaine guides us through his process for crafting a one-of-a-kind greeting cards made up of textile patterns that include the African diaspora, with simplified, digital, geometric shapes.

Jermaine’s work is inspired by everything from Black Internet Culture, to black intelligentsia, and the aesthetics of hip hop and R&B of the late 1990’s and early 2000's. His designs features quotes from some of America's greatest black activists intertwined with rich patterns and bold composition. We will also have a pop-up shop featuring Jermaine’s digital prints, stationary, and enamel pins.

We will supply:

  • Paper, scissors, glue, glitter pens and Sharpies.

Some things you could bring:

  • A favorite pen, pencil, or marker
  • Collage materials—glossy magazines, bits of fabric, lace, ribbon, photos, and any other paper ephemera that could be fun to use (ticket stubs, old maps, takeout menus, newsprint, etc.)

About the Artist

Born and raised in Baltimore, Jermaine Taron Bell is a Visual Designer, and alumni of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Through his work at Havas Worldwide, Bell gained footing in advertising with clients like Michelob Ultra, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Constellation Energy.

Bell, is also a budding entrepreneur who sells his handcrafted prints, stationery, and lapel pins under the moniker jtbeezwax, a fun play on the designer’s name. His work can be purchased at The Schomburg Shop in Harlem, NY, The Perez Art Museum’s gift shop in Miami, Nubian Hueman in Washington, D.C, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art’s School Store, Keeper’s Vintage, Knits, Soy, and Metal, and Trohv in Baltimore.

When & Where
Wed, Feb 13, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
2445 M Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037