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Youth Learning – Exploring Famous Artists and Styles of Painting

October 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cost: $40 per class

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In this series of classes, students will explore the work of 8 famous artists and will produce works of art based on the influences, styles and techniques of well-known artists. Students will use a variety of art media such as acrylic paint, watercolour paint, pen and ink and coloured pencil. Classes will be on Saturday afternoons from noon until 2 pm @ The Leamington Arts Centre. The cost is $40 per class with all materials provided.

September 16th – Norval Morriseau (March 14, 1932 – December 4, 2007)
Norval Morrisseau was an Indigenous Canadian artist who created works depicting the legends of his people. His style is characterized by thick black outlines and bright colors. He is referred to as “The Picasso of the North”.

September 30th – Wassily Kandinsky (December 18, 1866 – December 13, 1944 )
Russian artist, Wassily Kandinsky was one of the first creators of pure abstraction in modern painting. Kandinsky felt that he could express feelings and music through colors and shapes in his paintings.

October 14th – Emily Carr (December 13, 1871 -March 2nd 1945)
British Columbian, Emily Carr created artwork inspired by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. She was one of the first painters in Canada to adopt a Modernist and Post-Impressionist painting style and is best known for her paintings of totem poles and forest landscapes.

October 28th – Marc Chagall (July 6, 1887 – March 28, 1985)
Marc Chagall was a Russian-French artist. Although he borrowed elements from Cubism, Impressionism, and Fauvism, Chagall developed a style that cannot be classified with any artistic movement of his time. His images based on emotional and poetic associations, rather than on rules of pictorial logic

November 11th – Piet Mondrian (March 7, 1872 – February 1, 1944)
Piet Mondrian is a Dutch artist best known for his abstract paintings. Art that is abstract does not show things that are recognisable such as people, objects or landscapes. Instead artists use colours, shapes and textures to achieve their effect.

November 18th – Henri Matisse (December 31, 1869- November 3, 1954)
Henri Matisse was a French, Fauvist visual artist of the 20th century who developed a rigorous painting style. His works emphasized flattened forms, decorative patterns and bright colours.

December 2nd – Pablo Picasso (October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973)
Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement.

December 9th – Lawren Harris (October 23, 1885 -January 29, 1970)
Canadian artist, Lawren Harris, was a leading member of The Group of Seven. His most recognisable works are those of snow-capped mountains and blue skies.

Cancellations: Requests for refund received in writing at least 2 days in advance of an education program start date are eligible for a refund minus a $10 administration fee, or a full credit towards another education program. Late cancellations are non-refundable, credits will determined case by case at the sole discretion of the LAC.

Leamington Arts Centre

72 Talbot St. W
Leamington, ON, N8H 1M4

Phone: 519-326-2711