Doing Art at Racialized Intersections: Marita Dingus’ Responsibility Figures in Your Classroom


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Dingus, a visual artist and educator, leads a workshop on the creation of "Little People," that is, small figures from recycled or discarded materials such as telephone wire, fabric, beads, and buttons. She has taught students from kindergarden through college to create such dolls. The figures can also be called "Action Figures," "Ancestor Figures," or "Responsibility Figures." Dingus briefly introduces the technique; for most of the workshop, the participants do wire work and glue fabric to create their own dolls.

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Doing Art at Racialized Intersections

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