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UPCOMING EVENTS

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CLAIRE WATKINS

PORTMANTEAU

FEBRUARY 22nd, 2020 // 4-6PM

Artist Statement

In most of my work I use childlike imagery to explore the human condition. My experimentation with text and color references learning as a child; as we learn endlessly through life thus finding ourselves in a constant cycle of mastery and naivety. I typically am drawn to bright and nostalgic material, such as old painted furniture.  I am very concerned with mark making and the sometimes obsessive nature of line-work using charcoal and pastels; I’ve found this material adds tactility to the organic surface of wood which I use almost exclusively. The clumsy lines and shapes that I'm drawn to typically read as childlike, which further emphasizes the sense of wonder and curiosity I treat my art and life with. I take a playful approach to the permanence of painting and organized mess making, which can lead to some succinct experiences.

WORKSHOP WITH THE ARTIST

Students will explore the whimsical world of oil and chalk pastels with local artist, Claire Watkins. Students will create vibrant pastel drawings, based on layering and blending techniques that Claire uses to in her bright/playful drawings.

February 22nd, 2020
2:15PM-3:15PM

Grades K-5th

$10 per student

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Limited Space Available