Collagraphy is a type of printmaking. A ‘matrix’ is built from layers of collage before printing. Work with a variety of materials to create textures inspired by the Peter von Tiessenhausen’s exhibition. Then, work your way to a final print edition.
Take part in the creation of a collaborative work of art. A fun challenge and a great way to meet people! Experiment with different mark making techniques using dry brush and India ink, sponges and scrapers with acrylic paint, and cutout stencils and designs made by you!
Bring in your favourite quotes, song lyrics, or mantras to create a text based relief sculpture. Inspired by the text-based art in the AGA’s WordMark: A New Chapter Acquisition Project, we will experiment with how words and text can be applied to visual art.
Text and Art? Blackout poetry (or erasure poetry) is when a poet takes a marker to already established text –like in a vintage book– and starts redacting words until a poem is formed. Join us as we make black out poems and create visual art in the negative space between the words.
Join us for an evening of relief printing – a method to use drawing/mark making to create texture and pattern. Inspired by the detail and pattern in the exhibition Hubert Hohn: Edmonton Entrances and Suburban Landscapes, we will explore themes of home, and create unique images.
The impetus to write comes in all forms. Join us as we apply a creative writing process to the images and art we see in the AGA. We will be creating images and poetry inspired by the themes and concepts within the exhibition Peter von Tiesenhausen: Songs of Pythagoras.
Free flow (un-conscious) creation in visual art and in writing is the content of this evening. Visiting the exhibition Gloria Mok: Metamorphosis, this class explores expressive, spontaneous mark making techniques as well as freeform writing. Guided experimentation with India Ink will result in an artwork that is informed by your unconscious.
Artists often make art that invites the use of more than your visual sense. Explore your senses in the exhibition Peter von Tiesenhausen: Songs of Pythagorus, and create pencil sketches. In the studio, translate your sketches into explorations of 5 media: charcoal, watercolour, ink/oil pastel resist, collage and chalk pastel.
Capture the essence of emotion and action through simple bold lines in gesture drawing. Learn how to simplify the human form into basic shapes and lines and try a number of media: charcoal, conte and chalk. Take these techniques with you – and sketch figures anywhere, anytime, from Netflix to the office party.