Today we are going to learn how to make our very own flags. You can make a flag in many ways and today I'm going to show you a small paper flag as well as a fabric flag, sewn together using a home sewing machine. (see links below!)
As you may know the month of June is LGBT Pride Month, commemorating the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. Many pride events are held worldwide to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world. Though this year with social distancing we will be missing out on some of these wonderful celebrations of community, cooperation and love. Despite not having the parades we can still show our pride and support by creating our very own Pride Flags. Oh, and by the way, there is also a flag for allies!
The original Pride Flag was created by Gilbert Baker and was flown for the first time in 1978. Baker’s flag contained eight stripes made of eight colors, and the first stripe was hot pink. Because the color was hard to find, however, it eventually was dropped from the design, along with the color turquoise, and the modern-day flag now bears six meaningful colors. Red means life, Orange means healing, Yellow means sunlight, Green means nature, Blue means harmony, Purple means spirit! So why don't you try to create your own flag based on these lgbtq2+ flags or pick your own colours and decide what meaning they hold for you. Have a great day folks.
Sincerely; Your friendly neighbourhood art gallery.