12 February 2016

next stop: Drumheller!

I'm doing another workshop tomorrow!  Feeling quite excited about it:

Drumheller library artist workshop with Verna Vogel

Mostly I have been working with children, but this session will be all adults.  I've been envisioning how I might present my work and ideas to this group, how I might engage them in discussions about art, life and urban environments.

Drumheller library artist workshop with Verna Vogel

Yesterday I pulled out the Book of Cities and made another collage in order to photograph my process, showing how I build up the shapes step-by-step:

Drumheller library artist workshop with Verna Vogel
large broad shapes first

Drumheller library artist workshop with Verna Vogel
overlapping sheer papers

Drumheller library artist workshop with Verna Vogel
smaller, slightly denser shapes

AFA TREX exhibition Eye and the City at Drumheller Library
small opaque shapes and lines

Later, I may add some drawing details to finish it up... or maybe not.  Kinda liking the simplicity of this one.

Today I will pre-cut some shapes to use for a demonstration of collage techniques.  I hope that by doing this, my demo piece will turn out nice instead of the kind of mash-up that often happens when I try to make art under many eyes!  *laughs*  

I'm looking forward to having a bit of time to further explore the town and area of Drumheller.  It's a very beautiful geography there, with cactus-strewn hills above a deep river valley.

Also, I will visit the Tyrell Museum!  Because dinosaur bones are cool!  And it's nice timing because in a couple of weeks I'll be doing a simple printmaking class based on fossils, with 7-8 year old students.  That'll be loads of fun.

In the studio these days, my recent work is under reflection.

small abstract painting with reflection of larger abstract painting

More about that next time.  

Thanks as always for your interest, Reader.



P.D. Crumbaker said...

Oh, I would so love to attend the workshop! Sounds energizing!


Barbara Muir said...

How exciting! I love the written biography, and your wonderful work. My husband's parents were from Holland. I grew up in smaller towns first, Windsor and Ottawa, and then in Toronto. When I left home I lived in smaller towns, and finally ended up back in the big city. So I love your descriptions. So much.

I know you are having fun, and that the people you teach will be beyond delighted.


Verna Vogel said...

Thanks P.D. - would be fun to do a workshop with you too, we could combine poetry and visual art! Maybe one day :)

Barbara - haha, we are both in the club of small-town city girls.