April 11th
Creative Minds: Jean-Michel Basquiat


Tuesday, April 11 – Jean-Michel Basquiat
Basquiat was a graffiti artist and painter working in the 70s and 80s who used an abstract, primitive style that stripped visuals down to their essential meaning. He had a difficult childhood, and went from homeless teen to selling paintings for thousands of dollars in a couple of years. He used symbols to tell his story and discuss difficult issues. Using acrylics and paint markers we will, like a graffiti artist, learn to work in layers as we choose shapes, symbols, and words to tell our story on an 11x14 canvas. In another nod to street art and the idea of artists adding to, and layering over, each other’s work, we will also make our mark on a collaborative canvas that will be displayed in the community. This workshop is a perfect guided intro to abstract art.

Explore the style and processes of famous artists from the past and present with the goal of discovering your own unique style. Allise Noble will share examples of each artist’s work. All ages are welcome.

Preregistration Required. 6:00 – 8:00 pm / $30.00 each workshop / All materials provided / Downtown @ C360 Galleries 144 E. Ashman

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