Join artist Claire Halpin for these mixed media workshops to explore image, picture, collage, painting and composition. Over three workshops we will experiment using found printed materials in different ways – transforming, reversing, cutting, repeating, layering and drawing and painting to create your own artworks.
“In my paintings I use imagery from lots of different sources such as art history, TV, media, newspapers, National Geographic, surveillance, maps, archaeology and ancient civilization. As the title Jigmap suggests I piece these together, like a jigsaw map to create a narrative through painting. Like a Renaissance painting -everything is happening in the same time and place.”
Claire Halpin is a Dublin born and based visual artist, curator and arts educator. In her role as arts educator and facilitator over many years, Claire has worked with a wide range of groups from primary school, secondary school, university, adults and older years in a range of settings from school, gallery, museum to community and now online platforms. She is a trained and highly experienced Azure facilitator- a slow enquiry based approach to looking at artworks designed for people with dementia.
This is a series of workshops taking place on Thursdays May 5th, 12th, and 19th.
Materials for participation:
Newspaper, magazines, books, maps, catalogues – any printed material.
A4/ A3 Card / Recycled cardboard
Tracing paper/ Grease proof paper
Pencil/ Pens/ Markers
Scissors, Pritt, PVA