$125

Conversation in Clay School Program Workshop with Kate Whitehead (90 min)

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Seymour Art Gallery

4360 Gallant Avenue

North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2

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ABOUT SCHOOL PROGRAM WORKSHOPS:
School Program Workshop sessions are held in conjunction with the exhibition on display at the gallery. Students receive an exhibition tour followed by an artist-led hands-on workshop. We offer flexible projects catering to both elementary and secondary school classes.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to meet professional artists and benefit from their experience. Each session is enhanced by the ambiance of the gallery and the exposure to original art. Here we are, right in your neighborhood, opening our doors to children and youth to enhance their knowledge, help them appreciate art and let them find inspiration to better express themselves.

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:

Conversation in Clay Workshop with Kate Whitehead

Conversation in Clay a ceramic workshop with artist Kate Whitehead, inspired by Pierre Coupey’s exhibition Manifest | Trace, currently on display at the Seymour Art Gallery.

The school programs will start with a gallery tour and will culminate in a hands-on art-making workshop.

In his arresting solo exhibition Manifest | Trace, West Vancouver artist Pierre Coupey presents work in a variety of media that foregrounds the importance of language and the immense impact it has on shaping our world. A quartet of square monochromatic oil paintings, a glowing neon text-based installation, twenty-six ceramic plates each carved, painted, and inscribed with a letter of the alphabet, occupy the gallery. In homage to American writers William Carlos Williams and Gilbert Sorrentino, Coupey gives physical form to two of their seminal works and takes inspiration from their poetry about life and language.

Manifest | Trace exemplifies Coupey’s method of working in shorter series that originate from a core set of concepts and emotions. The exhibition, divided into several of these smaller series, makes clear how Coupey explores deliberately restricted aesthetic parameters in each.

Students will first tour Manifest | Trace with artist Kate Whitehead, focusing on Coupey’s large installation of 26 ceramic plates, each one inspired by a letter of the alphabet. Using clay, students will then create their own ceramic plate that incorporates a word of their choosing. This project will encourage students to respond to and be inspired by language through visual art.

A North Vancouver resident, Kate Whitehead has a background in film studies and art history. She has been working in ceramics since 2006. Kate’s work is informed by her passion for stories and storytelling. She often takes inspiration from the fairy tales, adventure stories, and comic books that she grew up with.

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Seymour Art Gallery

4360 Gallant Avenue

North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2

Canada

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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