COLLAGE WORKSHOP: BUILDING THE TOWER OF BABEL
Date: July 5, 6-8 pm
Cost: $25. Materials are supplied.
The Tower of Babel represents the pride of mankind wanting to reach the heavens and be their own gods. The basic attitude that motivated the builders of the city and Tower was a desire for power and glory. The Tower of Babel is not just a fanciful story, nor is it simply mythical imagery. It is a carefully crafted account that holds important lessons for mankind creation.
Already, the minds of the people of the nations of the world have been drawn closer together – and now, with the help of the digital lessons for information superhighway, man has turned earth into a “global village”. With this invention he’s not only collapsed distance; he’s demolished all inhibiting boundaries.
The two hour session is a hands-on workshop with demonstrations and discussion how to create meaning using symbolic language. This workshop is ideal for anyone who wishes to use the collage as a tool for self-expression, using collage as a playground where you can gather all materials – canvas, paints, papers, photographs – in one place.
The collages made will be on display until July 7 and at the exhibition closing party. The public will have a chance to vote. Three prizes will be awarded.
Beginners and experienced artists alike are welcome.
The number of the participants is limited to enable detailed feedback from the instructor.
About the instructor:
Natalia Vetrova is a practicing artist, working predominately in oil paint.
After graduating with a master of History of Art and Design from the prestigious Stroganov Academy of Art in Moscow, she moved to Vancouver and opened her studio of Art and Design in 1997. Natalia has been sharing her knowledge with students for over 20 years at her beautiful studio on Granville Island, Vancouver. With her work in public and private collections, Natalia is also exhibited intensively in Europe, US and Canada.
This event is part of the Art, Architecture and Design Series: Between Time and Space.