Inner Alchemy Collage: Build A New World Deck (online) is an artful exploration of language, learning, inspiration, and collaboration, that delves into important ideas around activism and systems of oppression. This is a way for us to examine and disrupt harmful dominant narratives, tell new stories, and inspire one another to use our creativity and personal power to help build the collective world we all want to live in!
In the end you will have a beautiful and meaningful handmade deck of 35 oracle cards to use as unique a tool for guidance and reflection whenever you need it.
I'm your host, Mindy Tsonas Choi, an artist, organizer, radical belonging activist, and the founder of the Be Seen Project - a grassroots initiative resourcing BIPOC artist and makers working in activism. Join me along with 16 other stellar artists, makers and co-creators who have also been exploring social justice and activism as part of their creative work.
Bernadette Merikle * Isabel Abbott * Jennifer Lee * Kesha Bruce * Lisa Kelley
Midori * Omkari Williams * Rochelle Sodipo * Shannon Downey
Staci Jordan Sheldon * Vanessa White
Since 2014, my Inner Alchemy Cards have been a vehicle to explore many aspects of creative life and work, including... identity, creative process, truth, intimacy, self-expression, transformation, community, personal healing... all to gain better clarity about who we are and how we show up in the world. So much is always revealed in the making of these cards.
After everything we have been through together as a global community this past year, I knew it was time to use this card-making circle as a vehicle to help build something new... greater understanding, accountability to one another, inter-connectedness, brave learning, radical empathy, universal healing, liberation, and new ways forward we have not yet imagined!
As artists, making things together is always our way in.
How the workshop will work:
- You will receive 35 Inner Alchemy Card prompts via email to use as self-guided inspiration to create your unique deck and explore our Build A New World lexicon. Emails will be sent weekly on Sundays, 5 new cards per week, beginning June 20th and ending on Aug. 1st.
- With each card prompt there will also be a resource and action step shared to support you in taking your learning further and your activism off the screen and into the world!
- The workshop also will include easy card-making inspiration and how-to tutorials on creating your cards, finishing your cards, and using your Build A New World Deck in inspiring and impactful ways.
- Create your cards any way you wish! While you certainly can practice the Inner Alchemy Collage process - which I will share in class - you can also draw, illustrate, paint, stitch, photograph, and make your cards in your own unique way.
- You do not need to be an artist or activist to participate! Just have a desire to get messy, create in rad community, learn and grow, and take small actions towards positive change!
Access and Payment:
As a way to prioritize community and create economic equity for everyone who wishes to join, you can pay in the way that is most in alignment to your means and resources. Thank you for valuing our co-creators time, effort and work, as well as our overall collective care by mindfully choosing the option that is truly best for you. <3
Step 1: Pay what you can via Paypal or Patreon
Step 2: Sign up for workshop emails - you will be redirected once you register (via Paypal - click 'return to merchant' - Don't skip this step! Patreon will send you the link in a 'Welcome' email.)
OR... pay monthly
Step 3: Share this with all of your creative friends! The more the merrier, and the greater our collective impact.
Here's to the world we are visioning and creating, together!
I am so grateful to have YOU along for this journey.