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Sofiya Inger

About the artist

Sofiya Inger is a visual artist who works with textile, acrylic, and mixed media to create paintings, wall installations, and unusual sculptures. She is based in Carmel, Indiana. “I decided to become an artist when I was in middle school, and I have been working on it ever since,” she says. Sofiya partnered with Arts for Learning in 2005, and she holds a degree in Fine Art and Art Education from Kirov Art College. “In my art practice I try to show human emotions, aspirations, and the mysteries of everyday life,” she explains. “I work with various materials, not always from the art store, but rather from nature and people’s individual stories.” Sofiya calls her art “personal, emotional, and honest.” “I come from a different culture that students are curious to learn about,” she says. “Through my art, I connect with them, tapping into our collective experiences as human beings. Students respond with their stories in both written and visual form, creating a multicolored tapestry of images and voices.” To learn more about Sofiya, visit her website.


House Full of Friends


Teaching young people to share, accept differences, and work together peacefully, this interactive program starts with a story of a tiny blue house full of very colorful characters. Students will play with shapes and forms from recycled materials, learn how to fold, bend, score, and attach them to build their own “homes full of friends,” where everyone has a place to stay and a story to tell. Hand-eye coordination, spatial perception, independent decision making, and visual storytelling are important goals of the workshop, but, most importantly, it will be fun!

This program meets standards in 21st Century Skills Language Arts
  • Grades: Pre-K
  • Length: 90 min
  • Audience Limit: 20
Single: $180

Indigo Blues


Using the power of nature, students will turn oxygen and indigo plants into bright blue fabric art. After folding, tying, and dipping their fabric in natural indigo dye, students will see the process of oxidation. Students will discuss how art can involve nature in various ways.

This program meets standards in Communication Critical Thinking Environmental Science
  • Grades: K-26-8
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 30
Single: $90 Multiple: $80 Materials: $25 per classroom

Tree of Dreams: Designing Fabric Leaves


Students explore the visual language of color and symbols. They will communicate who they are by designing an image on a fabric leaf. In the 3-5 day residency, the leaves can be made into a collaborative wall hanging.

  • Grades: 3-56-8
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 30
Single: $90 Multiple: $80

Materials: $25 per classroom

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