Observational Drawing with Andrew Maize
Dates: January 17 to March 7, 2022
Times: Mondays: 5:00 – 7:00 pm, 8 workshops; Some Live Models
Fees: $275.00 + HST/$247.50 + HST MacLaren Members; Some materials included
Ages: Adults 18+
Location: Online (Due to the current Government restrictions, this program is now being offered virtually)
Slow down and hone your drawing skills with Andrew Maize at home! Welcoming all levels of experience, this class will feature a series of drawing activities that allow participants to focus on drawing through close observation utilizing a combination of live model, still life and other drawing exercises that explore dynamic ways of expressing light, shape, space, texture and movement through various media.
About the Artist:
Maize is a trans-disciplinary artist whose process oriented approach explores language, movement [gravity/time/space] and the patterns of human systems such as the grid. Maize often assumes the role of a facilitator/composer while working through material explorations, collaboration and public participation. His practice exists somewhere between the performance itself, where he sets parameters and aspirations and explores them thoroughly, and craft where he is curious and celebrates qualities inherent within materials. The material or performance is a catalyst for larger conversations – the expression a result of connection to space, community and place. Most importantly, Maize brings an optimism to his shifting and critical curiosity, taking seriously both the conceptual framework and materials as a starting point, to engage the audience in political, psychological, historical and geographical contexts. As an arts educator and organizer, he is involved in collaborative projects such as White Rabbit Arts, the Circus of the Normal and the Lunenburg School of the Arts. Maize was shortlisted for the 2015 RBC Painting Competition.
Maximum 10 participants