Picture Your Family: Portrait Workshops

Saturday, May 11, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM  & Wednesday, May 22, 6 - 9 PM

Special Saturday Studio Family Event! Pick a workshop date and bring in family photos to inspire your project. Ages 5 + welcome!

$40 per family, members | $45 per family, non-members
Registration required | Space is limited
Supplies included

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When you think of your family, who comes to mind? Who belongs in your family portrait? Bring your family and create a fun, experimental family portrait inspired by the Gallery‚Äôs inquiry what are generations? After touring the exhibition Across the Table, participants will be guided through a series of blind portrait and contour drawing exercises which will then be cut, collaged and painted onto one surface to create large collaborative, quirky images. Each portrait will fit into gilded kitsch frames ready to hang at home! No art-making experience required. 




Dance workshops with Justine A. Chambers
May 15, 16, 17 and 18
3 to 4 pm in the Gallery

Free and open to all ages and abilities.
Drop-in to one or more workshops
Wear sneakers and comfortable clothing.
Presented in collaboration with Crimson Coast Dance Society

The anchors of Justine A. Chambers movement based practice are found in collaborative creation, close observation, and the idea of choreography as living archive. As part of Across the Table, she will lead a series of dance workshops in the Gallery. These workshops are based on conversations Justine had with her 90 year-old grandmother, Delores Hutchinson, in which Delores described the dances she frequented during her teens at The Parkway Ballroom on the south side of Chicago. In these free public workshops, Justine will collaborate with participants of all ages and abilities to translate Delores' stories back into dance.

Image: Justine A. Chambers, Justine & Delores Aug 7/1983 Edmonton, Image courtesy of the artist


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