ABOUT THIS CLASS:
This class will spend four weeks diving into the work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Students will study her life and art, examining the aspects of her experience that most influenced her work. We will pay particular attention to her self-portraits and the “I paint myself because I am often alone, and I am the subject I know best.” We will look at the cultural specificity of her work while being careful not to appropriate her signifiers as our own. We will then draw on what we have learned, in order to create a number of small art works as well as a final self-portrait in a magical realist style.
Students will learn more about the life and influences of Frida Kahlo. They will understand the genre of magical realism and the importance of understanding culturally specific signifiers vs appropriation. They will create three specific art works using the work of Frida Kahlo as a springboard.
Suitable for beginner and intermediate students. Ages 9+
Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16 and 30, 2022
5:00 – 7:00 PM
$120 for four consecutive classes
Before registering for a class and/or workshop, please review our Covid Policy.
*This program is partially supported by the Thompson Family Foundation youth scholarship program. All students are eligible for a Thompson Family Foundation scholarship for 50% of class tuition and must fill out a scholarship application form to complete registration. New students are required to pay a one-time $15 registration fee. Applications and process may be viewed here. Please email completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org and enter. “SCHOLARSHIP” in the subject line. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill in the form electronically. If you don’t already have it, download it for free here. Alternately, you may print it and return it by postal mail to:
Woodstock School of Art
2470 Route 212, Woodstock NY 12498
*In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or scents of any kind. Learn more.
*Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
An arts educator with a focus on intersectional, disability justice, as well as the founder and director of Outside Voices Theater Company and Poets, of Course. Catherine has a BA Hons in Theater from Victoria University of Manchester, England and an MFA in Performance and Performance Studies from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She currently resides in Woodstock, has written multiple conference papers, and is responsible for the creation of the performing arts department at VSA Arts of New Mexico for adults with intellectual disabilities. Catherine works with Woodstock School of Art in collaboration with The Secret City.