Art Shaping Change Virtual Workshops

General Info

Heart of the Beast’s Art Shaping Change Workshops are annually recurring art classes taught by local creatives that explore social justice themes. 

The focus of Art Shaping Change 2023 is climate justice. Three unique virtual workshops will be this January and February. These will include virtual mixed-media art sessions by Ifrah Mansour and Graci Horne. Come to as many or as few workshops as you want! You will receive a zoom link closer to the event time if you register.

All workshops are free and open to the public. All participants ranging from beginners to experts of all ages are welcome. Kids will need an adult with them to assist for both in person and virtual workshops.

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Virtual Classes - About

Virtual Classes

Upcoming Dates: Feb 5 

Time: 2 pm - 3:00 pm (CENTRAL TIME)

Location: Remote (register to receive the zoom link). If you do not receive the link after registration email [email protected].

Graci Horne & Ifrah Mansour are co-creating this online workshop series. Through art making, you will explore what it means to be an ancestor and reflect on our collective role and impact on the climate change crisis. Scroll down to see more specifics about each workshop including a materials list!


Virtual events will be live captioned and will have ASL and language interpretation available upon request. To request ASL and language interpretation or if you have other access needs please email [email protected]

Artist Bios

Ifrah Mansour

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Ifrah Mansour Is a Somali, refugee, Muslim, multimedia artist, and an educator based in Minnesota. Her artwork explores trauma through the eyes of children to uncover the resiliencies of blacks, Muslims, and refugees. She interweaves poetry, puppetry, films, and installations. Her critically-acclaimed works include, "How to Have Fun in a Civil War" play, “Can I touch it" installation, "Halima the puppet" installation, "I am a Refugee" poem, and "My aqal" series. She's been featured in Middle East Eye, BBC, Vice, OkayAfrica, Star Tribune, and City Pages

Graci Horne


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Hapistinna [female given name; Dakota for third born girl] Graci Horne, was born and raised in Mnisota [Minnesota]. Her bands are the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota people and Hunkpapa Lakota and Dakota people. She is a multi-disciplinary artist, specializing in painting, printmaking, puppet making, photography, film, and poetry. Horne holds a degree in Museum Studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. Her work is defined by landscape hues and the colors of water and is often rooted in undertones of Dakota culture and social themes. Horne is an Independent Curator and works full time as a Community Artist teaching workshops to ages 5-100 years of age.

Workshop Details

Workshop #3 Sun., Feb 5 Graci Horne and Ifrah Mansour teach together!

Materials needed, coming soon.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.