How it works:
Everybody is creative, but sometimes you need a boost. During this workshop you will learn that you can do anything with the right encouragement and direction.
When shown a painting, most people think they can’t do it. This project will demonstrate that by looking at a problem and breaking it down into smaller pieces, you can solve it. By listening, watching and following instruction, each participant will create a small, black and white landscape using simple tools. In the end, each participant will have a finished painting – all the same, but each slightly different. This is a creative way to look at problem solving.
This workshop is available most weekdays, evenings and weekends and lasts 2 hours.
About the Artist:
I (Susan Parsons) have been making art most of my life. Trained as a commercial artist, I worked, for a while, with an advertising agency but my real interest was in fine art. I love working in oil but I also use watercolour, pastel, acrylic, graphite and have dabbled in print making and sculpture. I have spent years taking workshops with local and visiting artists and have combined the various techniques to create my own unique style. I believe that artists must be life-long learners and never stop experimenting with new styles and techniques. I hold regular classes in my home studio and host workshops. In addition, I am the president of the Art Association Newfoundland Labrador and teach with the ArtSmarts program in schools. My work can by seen in local art galleries, and I regularly participate in art shows and projects such as the Traffic Box Program (Clean St. John’s) and the Mermaids in the City project (Easter Seals).