Professional Practices: Flowers! WITH SAMANTHA WALROD
8-Week Series Followed by Exhibition at the Naess Gallery
8 THURSDAYS: MAR 21, 28, APR 4, 11, 18, 25 MAY 2 & 9
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$400 + Supply List
Class Limit: 15 Students
Artists of all levels welcome
Have fun with paint! Explore flower drawing with acrylic and other mixed media. Experiment with other artists’ processes and discuss how to use color, line, and texture to create rhythm and mood in your work.
Take your artistic practice from idea to full realized exhibition at the Naess Gallery from May 9 to June 22!
This course is divided into instructor-led studio exercises and instructor-assisted research, and finally, gallery installation. Artists we will look at include Pablo Picasso, Richard Diebenkorn, David Hockney, Sam Taylor Johnson, Alex Katz and Hilary Pecis.
This class is intended for all artistic levels and experiences. After you are done this course, you will have a sketchbook full of research and ideas for future projects.
About the Instructor:
Samantha Walrod (University of Alberta MFA ’13) is a collage artist, painter and educator living in Edmonton, Alberta. Her work can be found in collections across Canada, including the AFA Collection.
Walrod is best known for her figurative or still life collages, which are depictions of animal/human encounters or wilting flowers. Each body of work speaks to hope, loss, decay and the passage of time.
In response to the ubiquity of digital imagery, tactility is very important to the artist’s practice. Images are incorporated with collage and digital technologies, while maintaining the exploration of paint.
To see more of Samantha’s work, check out her Website and Instagram:
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- 9 x 12” sketchbook and heavy weight paper sized to fit into your sketchbook
- Sharpies (ultra-fine tip, regular tip, chisel tip)
- Canvas of your choice for your final project
- Small to medium sized synthetic brushes
- Acrylic paint (black, white, red, yellow, blue)
- Gloss fluid medium
- Ruler, tape, scissors, and gluestick
- Suitable art clothes, hand towel, notebook, snack, drink, and your own PPE (mask, hand sanitizer)
You will receive a 20% discount on all art supplies from your registration until the end of the class!
Artelier is located at 10045 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta (back alley entrance). The workshop space is one block south of The Paint Spot.
Professional Practices: Flowers! 8-Week Series, Edmonton, Alberta
Followed by exhibition at the Naess Gallery
About Naess Gallery
10032 81 Avenue | Phone: 780 432 0240 | Email: accounts (at) paintspot.ca
Named for Sidsel Naess Bradley, The Paint Spot’s founder. who recognized the need for spaces that promote the exploration of artistic ideas and innovative processes. We are extremely proud of this heritage and its contribution to the development of many artists. Naess Gallery continues to be inclusive, encouraging dialogue among artists and visitors. We welcome proposals for exhibitions that push materials, techniques, subject matter, and conceptions.
In planning the Exhibition Year, we will be inviting artists whose practices we admire to exhibit their new works. It will be a year to revisit artists who have shown in the Naess Gallery in the past and to reveal new artists as well. We are going to see an exciting and enriching program of shows! If you have questions about the Naess Gallery or its exhibition program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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