Drawing Workshop with artist Carrie Allison
Artist Carrie Allison will facilitate a series of workshops that experiment with the photosensitive drawing techniques used in her exhibition clearing. Each workshop will begin with a walk to a nearby site of clear cut woods, which will be the subject of the communal drawing component of the workshop. En route and on site, the group may discuss the impacts of clear cutting, private vs. public property, western ideas of owning land, Indigenous understandings of stewardship and living with the land, as well as any other themes introduced by workshop participants. The walk will return participants to the Art Carousel where Carrie will demonstrate how she makes a plant-based photosensitive ink and will discuss why she uses it to depict clear cutting and deforestation. Participants will learn how to make their own photosensitive ink and how to draw with it, while working together to make a mural drawing of the nearby clear cut landscape. At the end of the workshop, participants will be offered materials to take home to experiment with on their own. The final drawing will be created over the 4 workshops and be exhibited in Carrie’s studio at MSVU Art Carousel. The workshops are free but advanced registration is required. Interested participants can attend 1 or multiple workshops. The workshop promises to be casual and fun while also engaging. Drawing experience is not required. Children are welcome to participate alongside a parent or caregiver and do not need to be registered on Eventbrite. Please email XXXX@msvu.ca with the number of children attending in advance of the workshops. Access: The outdoor portion of the workshop includes traversing some pathways that are unlevelled and unpaved. A large part of the route is uphill with sections of incline that are quite steep. The route is approx 20-30 minutes round trip. If you have any questions or require more detailed details about this portion of the workshop please contact Claire Dykhuis at XXXX@msvu.ca. Workshops will take place rain or shine. The carousel space in which the drawing portion of the workshop will be held is accessible; more details about MSVU Art Carousel’s space can be found here. ASL interpretation is available upon request; the Carousel will try to fulfill all requests but please contact XXXX@msvu.ca at least ten days before scheduled events to ensure interpreter availability. Workshops will take place from 1-4pm on June 22, June 29, July 20, July 27 To register click the "Select a Date" icon in the top right of this page.
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