'Home, home again' workshop series
Explore a variety of collage and watercolour techniques in this two part workshop series that utilises imagery taken from magazine advertising and/or photography as a creative starting point for a personal interpretation of the theme ‘home, home again’, drawing inspiration from artist Franz Ackermann.
15 / 22 Feb 2022, 10 - 13h
O Gabinete de Madame Thao, LX Factory Loft i 2-07 (entrance 2, 2d floor) Rua Rodrigues de Faria, 103
Full details below
Tues 15th Feb | Part I - Collage
Since the pandemic travel has become limited, and we may have lost the ability to imagine the concept of ‘foreign’ or ‘exotic’. We will use collage as a technique to expand our horizons, creating visual connections though assorted imagery, channelling both intuitive and conscious decision making processes in our selection. You may bring your own photography to work with, or simply choose magazines (supplied). No other preparation is required
Tues 22nd Feb | Part II - Watercolour techniques
A workshop designed to explore a variety of watercolour techniques to translate collage to watercolour painting. By exploring stages of the process you can discover true freedom through the watercolour technique, a medium that is fluid and versatile, yet difficult to control. We will explore alternative shapes as frames to work within, avoiding traditional landscape styles and supports. We will use the artist Franz Ackermann as an influence in our work, exploring his enthusiastic use of colour, system of signs, fragmented painting techniques and sensitivity to translating his surroundings as “an uprooted relationship, rushed, made up of crossings, of trips that never become a 'journey,' perceptions that never are transformed into relationships (either with places or with other people), of places that never constitute a 'place.'" (Artforum)
€35 per person, per workshop
€60 for both workshops (from this series)
This workshop is designed for all, from the beginner to the professional artist looking for a different way to process ideas. The workshop is limited to 8 people, and reservations can be made by making payment through the link below. The workshop is not suited to children under 14 years. It is recommended to try to make both as they are designed as a series, although they can work independently if you are a more confident artist - any doubts send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All materials provided.
Masks will be required to be worn throughout the duration of the workshop. Vaccination certificate / Covid test needs to be shown on entry.
About the venue: O Gabinete de Madame Thao is a singular cultural space, with a focus on paper, hosting exhibitions, contemporary art, fine stationary, art books and cultural events, created by artist Sandrine Llouquet. It can be found in LX factory nestled amongst other artist studios, independent practitioners and galleries. Address: LX Factory Loft i 2-07 (entrance 2, 2d floor) Rua Rodrigues de Faria, 103
References and links
* ‘Home, home again’ exhibition at White Cube in 2006
Franz Ackermann Mental Maps at PIFO Gallery.
Franz Ackermann - dirimart
"FRANZ ACKERMANN.." The Free Library. 2001 Artforum International Magazine, Inc. 18 Jan. 2022