What’s it all about?
Learn how to transform your feelings into abstract paintings. Artist Laura Dawe will teach you how to express your emotions through texture, colour and shape. This workshop will allow attendees to consider the metaphoric aspects of their feelings while teaching them to a variety of mark-making and colour mixing techniques. Leave with two or three small finished works and new tools of expression.
Who will be teaching?
Laura Dawe writes a little every day, paints a lot every three days, attempts a live performance once a month, makes a video every six months. She was born in Edmonton, Alberta, raised in London Ontario, spent her summers in BC and NFLD and lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia for 10 years. She has a BA in History from Dalhousie University and studied directing at the Canadian Film Centre. She is currently an MFA candidate at OCADU. Her work explores colours, addiction, vulnerability and girls girls girls.
5-10 Mins: Introduce the workshop
25 mins: Demonstration of colour wheel and various mark making techniques
5 mins: Identifying and distilling emotions exercise
60 minutes: paint one or two small canvasses
15-20min: Q/A/ clean up