The Neo-Political Cowgirls Offer Workshops to Empower all Ages

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Bonnie Fortson, a New York City street artist, will join The Neo-Political Cowgirls' January Girls Workshop. Courtesy Neo-Political Cowgirls.

The Neo-Political Cowgirls (NPC) is offering several workshops for girls and women in the first month of 2021.

Every Sunday in January, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., NPC will partner with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork to present January Girls. Normally held indoors, this year’s art projects will be led outdoors at various locations.
A free creative program for “girls” ages 6 to 106, January Girls is in its 5th year of crossing generations, economic strata and cultures to gather girls and women together in art and friendship.

The January Girls workshop lineup:

January 3: Flag making with artist Gabriele Raacke and NPC’s artistic director Kate Mueth. Create personal flags and then build a flag together. Location: Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 977 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton.

January 10: Large scale chalk art with New York City-based street artist Bonnie Fortson. Location TBA.

January 17: Launching a January Girls “Little Free Food Pantry.” Location TBA.

January 24: Sand mandalas with artist, educator and yoga teacher Aynsley Schopfer. Location TBA.

January 31: Photographer Lindsay Morris leads a bio-photography workshop to share stories and photograph one another. Location: Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse.
This workshop is limited to 26 participants and masks and social distancing will be required. The series is curated by Gabriele Raacke and Mueth and it welcomes any female identifying participant. To register, email Susan Stout at npc.edu16@gmail.com. Transportation help is available. This workshop is free and first come, first served.
Also in January, NPC offers “This House That I Build,” a writing and sculpting workout for women that invites the exploration of authentic creative intuition. Process, not product-driven, the theme to this January’s workshop acknowledges and celebrates what women have already built in their lives and illuminates what they wish to build as they continue onwards.

Utilizing timed writing, colorful scribbling and sculpting with clay as response tools to storied prompts, this workshop is simultaneous meditation, creation and playful romp.
An independent, remote experience led by Mueth, participants are taken on paths leading to self-discovery, authentic response, and bold, imaginative realms of possibility all underscored by specially curated music.

The workshop is for women ages 18 and up, and meets for three Thursdays, January 7 to 21, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. The fee is $80 and the workshop is held remotely on Zoom. Sign up at npcowgirls.org.

Finally, The Neo-Political Cowgirls and HamptonsFilm will join forces to host the 2nd annual Creative Residency Program for high school-age girls beginning January 6. The remote workshop will meet Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. for six weeks.

The program brings together young women for conversation and idea-sharing to experience the process of working to create their own short films in their personal voices. A public screening with Q & A occurs at the end of the program, which is free to participants. Community service hours given for completing the program.

To sign up or for more information, email npc.edu@gmail.com.

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