Arts Etobicoke in partnership with Delta Family Resource Centre is thrilled to present Arts in Wincott Park – a FREE series of arts activities and workshops for the residents of Kingsview Village – Westway community.
‘A Journey Into Earth’ is a workshop where you will dive into the earth’s colours and have the opportunity to create your very own oil paints from scratch. There is no better way to feel connected to our landscape than to use the landscape itself within your art! During the first 45 minutes you will be split into two groups where the first group will learn how to create their very own Earth Pigments and the second group will engage in a creative activity that will involve painting on natural wooden ornaments using Earth tones. In the second half of the workshop, groups will be reversed so that everyone has an equal opportunity to engage in a ‘hands-on’ creative session. This class is for ages 10-14.
You will constantly engage in interactive discussions affiliated with the history of colour and at the end of the workshop you will walk away with your custom made pigment, a hand painted natural home décor and some insightful knowledge about the Earth and its history.
Sunaina Khandelwal is a multidisciplinary artist and independent curator of Indian origin currently based in Canada. She has graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the University of the Arts London, UK. Khandelwal has extensively exhibited her work on a local and international scale, whilst assisting with the curation of various shows. The artist has successfully collaborated with Art Historians, Curators and Art organizations in researching and organizing various educational publications and exhibitions.
Khandelwal is well versed with Pigment History and holds in-depth knowledge about Pre-Historic cave art from around the world. She is currently researching Indian Art History through the lens of earth pigments and how the representation of ‘colour’ can connect us to a greater cultural heritage. The artist investigates how the pigments we painters use today, are contemporary re-enactments of their historic selves, by manifesting an essence of a cultural past that is embedded within their materiality.
Wednesday, September 1
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, September 1
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Venue: Wincott Park
86 Northcrest Rd