Contemporary Practices: Open Studio
April 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 13, 2019
This is a fun introduction to the world of mixed media and Contemporary Practices. We will take you through the processes, techniques and materials used to create exciting and unique mixed media artworks; exploring found material, collage, conceptual art, installation, graphic prints, and contemporary drawing.
We will discuss and explore a wide range of techniques and materials including purchased papers (like Washi), stained and prepared papers, found papers, photographic images, text, fabrics and fibres. Different adhesives, surface enriching media and ways of finishing completed pieces are used as we move away from the traditional and explore mark making, line, form, colour, texture and much more. Experimenting is the name of the game!
The first three classes are instructor led; the next three are for you to experiment with these methods and techniques while working, with instructor supervision, on your own personal project.
Week seven is our final wrap-up and exhibition.
Cost: $315.00 for 7 weeks (Baxter Member); $330.00 for 7 weeks (Non-Member).
Cost of Supplies: $35 (total) for 7 weeks (not included in fee);
Other materials: largely found materials (magazines, photos, scrap papers, wool scraps, found fibre etc.) used as needed. We will discuss this in class with the participants.
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About Pam Patterson and Natalie Piper:
Pam Patterson has been teaching drawing, art education, contemporary issues and criticism and curatorial practice, and coordinating Art and Design Education in the Faculty of Art at OCAD U since 2010. She taught drawing, performance, and installation in the studio program at the Art Gallery of Ontario for 11 years and was also a program leader in Visual Arts for the Banff Centre. As a performance and visual artist, she has exhibited and performed across Canada and internationally. She loves to collaborate and as such has been working with Leena Raudvee in ARTIFACTS Performance Art for over 30 years and most recently with Nat Piper on graphic design print work exhibited this past year at Carbon: Art & Design.
Natalie Piper graduated from the Ontario College of Art and was instrumental, as committee member, in assisting its shift to a university. She also holds a master’s degree in Printmaking from Maidstone, Kent and taught for years at the institution in printmaking, bookbinding and life drawing. Natalie was the first woman digital illustrator for Getty Images in Camden, London and went on to start her own company Art Division, a web and graphic design company in Wimbledon. UK. As a visual artist, she creates in digital new media and, after years of a successful design career in the UK, she has returned to Canada and to developing her art practice. She continues to work as a graphic designer in Inkfly, her own Canadian company.