UNMAKE THE UNWEARABLE with Jill Price
JULY 16 & JULY 23, Fridays: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Orillia Museum of Art and History ONLINE
Did you inherit a fur coat, stole, shawl or hat that you will never wear, but feel like it is important or has value? Inspired by the exhibition Unfurled join me for a two-session workshop in which I will help you explore methods of unmaking and reimagining to help revive the materials and memories of the past. Starting with a brief introduction into other artists who have worked with fur as a material and the history of fur as a means of survival vs capital, participants will work together to brainstorm how we might continue to honour the animals and the humans to which these fur items once belonged. After discussion, those in attendance will be shown some tricks on how to measure, cut and sew old fur garment into new objects of affection and use. Week 2 participants will come back together to share their projects, struggles, successes and ideas on how to resolve or expand their concepts.
Participants must register for both sessions as they build on the theme each week.
$80 for members and $90 for non-members.
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BECOMING ANIMAL with Jill Price
JULY 9 - JULY 30, Fridays: 10 am
Location: Orillia Museum of Art and History
Have you ever imagined what that rabbit or squirrel in your backyard is thinking? Inspired by dioramas within the exhibition Unfurled, join artist and educator Jill Price for four fun activities exploring the world of animals right outside your door! Jill will encourage young artists to research, observe, listen, draw, record and think like animals in relation to their human created environments to arrive at handmade zines that tell stories from a creature’s perspective. Each session is a 20 minute virtual workshop/show and tell with the work being done throughout the week during the participant’s spare time.
Participants must register for all four sessions as they build week to week on the theme.
$25 for members and $30 for non-members.
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UNMAKING TO ABSTRACTION WORKSHOP with Jill Price
December 1, 2020
Tuesday: 9:30 – 12:30
Location: St. Paul's Church, Midland, Ontario
Working with old works on paper and canvas, participants will explore different approaches to erasure, deconstruction and reorganization of materials and imagery to arrive at abstract compositions and the true state of our existence. Materials needed: Gesso, favourite colour of paint, scissors, exacto knives, steel rulers, paint brushes, painters tape, healable cutting mat, assortment of mark making materials.
Email Marilyn Green to register.
Dates: October 6 to December 8, 2020
Times: Tuesdays: 7:00 – 10:00 pm, 10 workshops
Fees: $200.00 + HST/$180.00 + HST Gallery Member; Materials not included
Location: Virtual with Zoom app
Taking into consideration the individual and collective safety of all involved, enjoy exploring what it means to draw from life with regional artist Jill Price. Welcoming all levels of experience, Price will facilitate a series of virtual drawing activities that allow participants to observe and translate the bodies of living things in new ways. Each workshop will begin with an introduction to new artists, providing inspiration as participants explore dynamic ways of expressing light, shape, space, texture and movement from the comfort of their own home. Don’t worry, Jill will still allow time for a group tea and snack before heading into some independent drawing time and sharing work with others.
From Life Online participants will need to sign up for Zoom in advance. A link will be provided by email prior to start of each workshop. To register, visit the MacLaren Art Centre website.