JUNE Culture Club – Level: Conversational or SilentCulture Club - Level: Conversational or Silent If you are someone who loves the Arts and cannot seem to get enough of them throughout the day, the Culture Club is going to be your band of peeps. This club is for you individualists who like visiting Museums or Art Galleries; Painting landscapes or sculpting; or binging on Musical Theatre and Ballets on YouTube. Let’s get together and talk about our own work, and our own discoveries. Each week you will be encouraged to find something new to you -- whether it is a Gallery opening, or redecorating your bedroom -- and share it with others who share your bohemian passions. ASL is a visual language, so it stands to reason that Deaf people would be very active in the visual arts. There are many famous Deaf artists who have continually and accurately portrayed the Deaf experience in their media of choice. Deaf culture itself is even passed down “verbally” through storytelling, theater, and performances–not through books like the hearing culture. We will explore some of this work in our club meetings. Themed Clubs are for students who have completed Introduction to ASL, know the Manual Alphabet and Numbers; have at least 100 signs in their noggin; have a working understanding of ASL; and can participate in a meaningful conversation in Sign Language. These Clubs are designed to be Conversational or Silent (advanced, where no voice used). The students in each group will decide how their group will communicate. Each Club lasts one month, and then another club can be chosen. The goal of each is to develop a deeper understanding of Deafness, the Deaf Experience and Deaf Culture, with the goal of ministering to and sharing the Gospel with people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Use the code 3forMe! At checkout to receive $10 off your order of 3 Summer Sign Club classes.