Chester Made Artist and Storyteller Residencies

Chester Made is excited to announce the launch of our inaugural Artist and Storyteller Residencies. Beginning January 2020 and running for two months, these inspiring engagements will be enhanced by your very important input.

This first cohort of Chester Made artists will host experiential workshops on wellness tea talks, glorious stilt walks and vibrant canvas chalks. We'll honor our history, our hearts and hopes as we grow even stronger in community.

Read more about the resident artists in our bios webpage here.

Sipping Tea: A Wellness Conversation with Chester with Misty Sol

Through a series of curated art-based conversations (tea parties), Misty will invite the community into a conversation about plant-based wellness, self-care, and Black culture. These tea parties will take the form of workshops, performances, food prep demonstrations, panel discussion and art show.

Beyond Self Care:  Environmental Racism and Broken Food Systems in Our Communities

Sipping Tea with Misty Sol will culminate in an art show and panel discussion on a date that is to be determined. More information and RSVP to be shared soon.


All are invited to answer the Call for Artists and Panelists for this show! Share your interest in displaying your artwork or being part of a panel discussion here.

This residency is open to participants ages 10 and up.

Questions? Contact Misty Sol at

The Abstract Kings Art & Mural Workshop with Kenneth Hunt and Damien Parson

The initiative of this workshop is to help students develop and create emotional based abstract art. The class will consist of many levels of the creative process from thinking, to sketching, to painting and finally the creation of a mural that will be displayed around our community to uplift the environment.

This is an 8-week residency with workshops held every Sunday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Chester Made Makerspace, 511 Avenue of the States, Chester, PA. Details about a final event coming soon!

This residency is open to participants ages 10 and up.

Questions? Please contact Kenneth Hunt at

Stand Tall: Stilt Walking Training Camp with Sistah Mafalda

Mafalda's two month Chester Made residency will be an intense Stilt Walking training camp and #Standtall movement, for youth ages 9 years and older. Students will learn the African tradition of telling stories through stilt walking and prepare for a theatrical stilt performance with live drumming, traditional costumes and props at a public culminating event.

Workshops are held every Saturday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Chester Made Makerspace, 511 Avenue of the States, Chester, PA. Details about a final event coming soon!

Questions? Contact Sistah Mafalda at

Face to Face: Portrait Conversations with Marcy Morris

“Portrait Conversations” are artful conversations and observations in the way we view each other culturally, professionally and socially. This residency will start will face-to-face interviews with leaders and mentors of Chester followed by live portrait drawing by Marcy Morris. Participants will then draw inspiration from these leaders/portraits to create works of their own to be displayed at a culminating exhibition and reception.

After school workshops are held on Thursdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Chester Community Charter School. Details about a final event coming soon!

Questions? Please contact Marcy Morris at

Support for Chester Made provided by Spring Point Partners.



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