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Postmodern Art: Abstract Expressionism, With Trish Malcomess

Sat Mar 9, 2024
10:00am — 3:00pm

Type: Workshop

Level: All

Description: A five hour workshop on Abstract Expressionism including short slideshow presentation and hands on self expression using various techniques. Postmodernist art is characterized as a move towards self expression and away from realism and the artistic elite. It breaks down distinctions between high and low art, particularly with the incorporation of elements of popular culture into the work.

Participants will be introduced to the concept of abstract expressionism, how it evolved, showing examples of artists that practice this style using various techniques. Participants will learn to leave any preconceived ideas of how art should be behind as they develop skills and their own unique way of expressing themselves through shapes, textures, colour and application of paint. This will be an exploration of self expression using various painting techniques:

• Bold application of paint using palette knives
• Introducing Cubism into your composition
• Scaling up painting activity
• Use of texture and colour to emphasize light and evoke a mood.
• Collaging.

Instructor: TrishMalcomes' passion is to encourage people to express authenticity through their art while capturing the essence of their topic. Reflecting contemporary culture through her work, Trish’s research-based practice has evolved into two distinct streams, Social and Environmental. Resiliency within these streams is where she finds inspiration and blurs boundaries between sculpture, ceramics, drawing, photography, painting and life. As an interdisciplinary artist and conservationist, she has exhibited her work in South Africa and Canada since 1977.

Materials required by participants:
• Palette board with 2 or more palette knives, variety of medium brushes.
• Acrylic Paints - variety of colours you wish to express yourself with
• Acrylic medium (Optional)
• Four small canvas boards 12” x 12”
• One prepared canvas at least 24”x24” or 18”x20”
• Masking tape
• Rags and/or paper towels, at least 3 water containers
• Two or more images as studies (eg. landscape, still life, face, figure)

Fee: Members $85, Non-Members $115

Registration: In person at Pearl Ellis Gallery. Register Online Now

Where: The Lion's Den

Below the Pearl Ellis Gallery.
Access is from the back parking lot.

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