From paint, papers, canvas, recycled materials and more, you will explore texture, collage, colour, surface design and composition. Discover fundamental techniques for combining painting, collage, drawing, assemblage and sculpture. You will learn how to mix and combine materials using the elements and principles of design to create dramatic effects. The result will be the creation of numerous one-of-a-kind, colourful art pieces that show off each child’s unique personality.
Inspired by the artistic worlds of Yayio Kusama and the works by Loulou João, students will create their own little world with an imaginative setting, including their own characters, using a mix of different artist medias.
WEEK THREE & four:
Inspired by the design of a pop-up book, we will be looking at Van Gogh’s painting, “Bedroom in Arles,” and observe how he placed the furniture in the room and the illusion it creates with our own dream rooms.
CLASS MATERIALS LIST:
Diorama box or shoe box (12” x 6”)
Plasticine (yellow, red, blue, black and white/ and any other preferred colours)
9”x12” canvas, canvas board or cardboard of equal size
Assorted brushes (such as a multi-pack found at Dollarama)
Paper plate or plastic/paper cups (something to hold paint in or use as a palette)
Mod Podge or Liquid White Glue
Any sculpting tools such as plastic forks, pencils, etc.
Tempera Paint (black, white, red, yellow, and blue)
Jessica Rysyk is a Toronto-based mixed media artist. Rysyk received a Bachelors of Fine Art in the Sculpture and Installation program at OCAD University, and a certificate in Art and Design from Georgian College. Recent venues Rysyk has been exhibited at include The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto Outdoor Art Show, Giants of Africa, Interior Design Show, Queen West Art Crawl, and Koffler Gallery. Jessica has also worked in the scenic department for film and television. She has worked as an instructor for adult and youth programming since graduating.
Rysyk’s personal practice uses semiotics through object-making to express her concerns on modern world-systems. Contemplating and responding to environmental issues is important facet of her work. She explores concepts of decay and preservation within ecosystems and environments. Jessica communicates humankind’s relationships with the environment and mass-consumption through object-based metaphors. Please visit jessicarysyk.com.