Identity Blueprint is a 3-month arts program for female high school students from Gallery Aferro, a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 arts organization located in downtown Newark, NJ. Each student will create an original body of work using cyanotypes (also called blueprints or sunprints) complimented with collage, digital animation, and sculptural carpentry.
The program is structured around artist-taught Saturday workshops and studio visits, and culminates in a professional-level exhibition that will travel to other venues in the future, with student / artist panel discussion and cyanotype demonstration at Gallery Aferro. A collaboratively edited blog will be created together by the artists and students.
At the end of each workshop you should have a skill-set associated with a specific art making technique cyanotype photography, digital animation software and basic sculptural carpentry.
We will provide access to training from successful female artists,one-on-one assistance,materials, space and field trips. Special thanks to all of our sponsors as well as Jeanne Brasile and Peter Brauch for their in-kind donations.
IN IDENTITY BLUEPRINT YOU CAN
Shoot and edit your own videos and
Enlarge your snapshots into big,
Go on field trips and behind the scenes
at art galleries and museums.
Have a show of your artwork and invite
all your friends!
Meet other young women interested in art.
Spend time with working artists in their
studios- including someone who has a
working darkroom in the trunk of their car!
Get advice and portfolio review from
professionals if you are interested in
pursuing art as a career.
Learn about the most rebellious,
amazing women artists from
around the world.
Gallery Aferro is a 501(c)3 nonprofit artist-run
gallery and studio space based in Newark, NJ.
We offer engaging exhibitions that connect
new audiences with contemporary issues and
exciting experiences. All of this happens in a
welcoming environment that builds community
and reflects a positive image of Newark. The
mission of Gallery Aferro is to bring cultural
education and aesthetic engagement with
contemporary issues to all people equally,
and create an environment where artists can
gather and share physical and intellectual
We offer exhibitions featuring local, national
and international artists and a wide variety of
cultural events such as interactive public art
projects, performances, talks and on- and
off-site film screenings. Gallery Aferro’s year-
round residency program serves artists from
around the country. We also have a
publication line of exhibition catalogs, essays,
and artist books. Identity Blueprint is our
signature education program.
Montclair Art Museum
2011 Partnerships were with Valley Arts, Orange, NJ
The Camera Club of New York, New York, NY
Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ
Jerry’s Artist Outlet
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
The Puffin Foundation
The Newark Arts Council
and generous individual donations