Programs - AP19-11 - Self Acquaintance Through Found Objects

The found object is your starting point. The painting you create onto the object(s) may be your story. One or many objects may be required to express the ongoing series. Students may work in acrylic, oil, collage, drawing and mixed media. Skills will be taught if not familiar.

Students will bring to class several found objects. Their choice of objects may project subtle clues as to its space, size, purpose ànd repurpose possibilities, not to forget the spirit it possesses. Self Acquaintance is expressed in many ways. For example, Tom Thomson painted not merely to paint, but because he had a message, essentially about colour and the North country that possessed his imagination. (Ann Davis) Acquaint yourself to nature again, express yourself in your work, your paintings. Let us become like stones, plants and trees. Let us be animals, think and feel like animals. (David Abrams). Your found object will begin to explore. Images are like words, they convey a message. As you paint you begin to understand your own message. "The individual soul can be and go anywhere. The poet, the creative person is the joiner, the link between one individual and unity" (Davis).


6 week-class : $186.00
6 week-class (members): $158.00

Class Dates

Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday May 14, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday May 21, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday May 28, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday Jun 4, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday Jun 11, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Linda Hankin
Linda  Hankin

Linda Hankin

After I graduated with an Honors B.A. in Visual Arts I worked for ten years in my studio. My career developed quickly because of my enthusiasm and energy. Large paintings became the norm, showing at American and Canadian galleries both solo and group. A local art gallery then asked me to instruct adult art lessons. Later, I accepted several teaching contracts from Mississauga to Niagara Falls, Ontario, European painting trips were offered after I came back from my own plein air painting trip to Spain...

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