$125

School Program Workshops (1.5 hour)

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Seymour Art Gallery

4360 Gallant Avenue

North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2

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PLASTER PAINTING with instructor JERI ENGEN
Inspired by the exhibition ‘REBECCA CHAPERON: CAVE PAINTINGS’

Rebecca Chaperon’s paintings act as a means of storytelling, where surreal landscapes populated by mysterious figures meet flat geometry, with emotive undercurrents. In the exhibition Cave Paintings, Chaperon treats her subject matter, the cave, as an existential metaphor, representing the ambiguous, uncertain, and difficult periods in our lives. It is an imagined psychological space where introspection and transformation take place. When we inhabit the cave, it facilitates a shift in our perception of the world. Like the figures in her paintings, we emerge into a world that may feel like another dimension: vibrant, stunning, and unfamiliar. However, it is not the landscape that has changed, it is ourselves.

Born in England in 1978, Chaperon graduated from Emily Carr University in Vancouver in 2002. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally and has recently shown in Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

What would you paint on a cave wall? Students will first tour 'REBECCA CHAPERON: CAVE PAINTINGS' with visual arts instructor Jeri Engen, and discuss the symbolism in the large-scale paintings. They will think about their own life experiences and, like Chaperon, will devise symbols to use in their art piece. Painting on a plaster surface and then scratching in the details, the students will each tell their own story on a cave wall-like substrate.

ABOUT SCHOOL PROGRAMS

School Program sessions are presented in conjunction with the exhibition on display at the gallery. Students receive a short lecture from a visual artist regarding the exhibition followed by a one-hour hands-on workshop. We offer programs designed for both local elementary schools and secondary school classes, and can accomodate up to 25 students per session.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to meet professional working artists and benefit from their experience.

We look forward to working with teachers to create an inspiring educational art experience for students. 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. Each session is enhanced by the gallery setting and exposure to original art.

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Refunds are available until 2 weeks before the session date.

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4360 Gallant Avenue

North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2

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