In January and February AFK is hosting two Senior Secondary artist
led workshops. In these workshops students have the opportunity to learn from
and be mentored by leading artists. Each year we offer students amazing
opportunities like these to work with stars of the local art community.
Painting with Fiona Ackerman, students explore the subject of
the surrealist still life. Working alongside Ackerman students create and
capture a still life that is created with object from the art studio. They are
then pushed to alter and modify their composition through the exploration of
painting techniques, playing with realism and abstraction.
Take a look at Fiona's website.
Photography with Birthe Piontek, students explore the
subject of fine art portraiture. For three days the Gordon Smith Gallery
is transformed into a photography studio where students learn a
variety of lighting techniques and are challenged in their understanding of a
portrait. Figures, objects in the place of figures become portraits and then
are transformed through collage and assemblage to be re-photographed and
returned to a 2-dimensional work. Take a look at Birthe's website.
The students will celebrate their learning at an evening
exhibition of their work at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art. They will
share with friends and family the experience they engaged in with the artist
mentors guiding them.