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Arts Learning Lab @ Home: Flores de Papel with Carmela Morales

May 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Arts Learning Lab @ Home: Flores de Papel with Carmela Morales
Saturday, May 8, 2021 |  11 AM-12:30 PM PST

Learn the delicate and mindful craft of traditional paper flower-making with artisan Carmela Morales. This workshop will introduce participants to the eco friendly practice of using recyclable materials and traditional art skills to create beautiful flowers that can be gifted to your favorite person or used to decorate your home. Discover how you can take care of your mental health through this meditative task and make new friendships along the way! Concerned by all the plastic waste found in the environment, Carmela wants to revive the traditional practice of using recyclable paper to create decor. As you take care of your self, you’ll be taking care of your environment through this cultural practice.

Arts Learning Lab @ Home: Wellbeing Through Artmaking

This May, we are thrilled to present three new Arts Learning Lab @ Home art-making workshops for families all around wellbeing and self-compassion. May is Mental Health Awareness month, and taking time for creativity together with loved ones is a key part of self-care in these uncertain times. We are partnering with WE RISE LA to bring these moments for creative growth to you, centered around the theme of wellbeing as we navigate coming out of a pandemic and transitioning to new routines together.

We will be providing Arts Learning Lab @ Home Art Kits with materials for each workshop that will be available for pick up from 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, for those that live in the LA Metro area, but all materials will also be easily found at home or at a local supply store. More information on Art Kit pick-up will be provided once you register for a workshop. Supplies are limited.

All of the virtual workshops will be presented on Zoom, and interpretation will be provided in both English and Spanish.

The ALL@HOME workshops as part of Recovery Justice: Being Well are generously supported by the WE RISE LA program. 

Partners include the Community Clinics Association of Los Angeles County (CACLAC), St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, and the Community Corporation of Santa Monica.

[Image caption: Paper flowers created by Carmela Morales. Photo by Geoff Palomino.]


About We Rise LA

WE RISE Community Pop-Ups take place across all Los Angeles County neighborhoods, in partnership with over fifty community groups, healers, grassroots leaders, artists, and other LA County Departments such as Parks, Libraries, and Metro to celebrate the remarkable resources and communities of LA County and use arts-based strategies for healing and wellbeing. For more information, please visit





May 8, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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