Anyone can be an artist, and the first step is to be brave.
With that motto in mind, artist Seth Macbeth is inviting local residents of all ages to stop in to The Gallery at Queen’s Park for a creative collage workshop on Sunday, Oct. 14, running from 1 to 5 p.m.
Participants will get a short introduction to the elements of design – line, shape, space and balance – with examples of work. Then they’ll be challenged to follow three five-minute exercises that push people to trust their instincts and be brave with their choices – each exercise creating a four-by-six-inch collage card. Using methods from those exercises, the class will then do three more five-minute exercises based on different themes.
“Each person leaves the workshop with six completed works of art, and the courage to take risks and explore creativity,” said a write-up from the gallery.
Macbeth’s work is on display in the gallery in the exhibition Page to Page – Building New Worlds, Exploring New Depths, Oct. 3 to 28.
Interested? The gallery is in Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park. For details, see www.artscouncilnewwest.org or call 604-525-3244.