Adventures in Canadian Art – New Offering in 2019 / 2020

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Biweekly, Thursday, 10-12, Week 2    

This workshop examines a number of art forms – painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media in Canada – from which participants may choose to make their presentations. We will be highlighting artists from the West, the Maritimes, and Quebec, from Maude Lewis, to Stan Douglas, to Paul-Emile Borduas. We will also look at lesser known but amazing artists such as David Altmejd, Paraskeva Clark, and Bertram Booker. There will be discussions about Canadian political art, about comparing Inuit Sculpture to Picasso and to Giacometti, about Street and Public art, and about issues facing Canadian museums. We hope to have guest speakers who are artists and curators, and perhaps a field trip to a gallery.

Facilitators:

Alan Silverman (alan.silverman@utoronto.ca) is a semi-retired teacher and high-school administrator who still teaches a course at OISE. He is interested in all types of visual art and is looking for the ultimate aesthetic experience!

Elaine Rodgers (elainerodgers1112@gmail.com) retired from the hectic world of business and is now pursuing her wide interest in the arts.