Kaszuby, formerly in West Prussia and is now a part of Poland. Early immigrants arrived over 200 years ago, settling along the upper Opeongo Line, around the town of Wilno. Their culture has been kept alive in the rolling hills of Wilno for over two centuries here in the Madawaska Valley. The current Polish prime minister is a Kashub.
This vibrant culture is found in music, dance, religion, food and art. Using very specific colour and shapes, come learn for your self how to replicate their art form. Our former Mayor David Shulist, or better known as Johnny Kashub will guide us through the history of the folk art and how it connects us locally. Art teacher, Marion Fischer will teach us the art of stenciling. And it is up to you to be the creator.
Practicing first on paper, then on wood, we suggest you bring your own piece of wood (perhaps a barn board as seen along the old Barry’s Bay Road) to paint in Kashubian-style and can be taken home with you. One idea is to pull a few boards off your barn, paint (stencil) them with us, to bring back and complete the project. We will be building a set of stencils that can be provided on loan after taking the course to finish your project.
Dates: Oct. 3, 2016 – Monday Workshop
Cost: $150(+HST) includes a delicious lunch, paints, brushes, and stencils
Sept. 10/11, 2016 - Joyce Burkholder: Acrylics
Oct. 1/2, 2016 - Marion Fischer Big, Bold & Beautiful: Acrylics
Oct. 3 - Kashubian Art
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free —” Michelangelo “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. —” Scott Adams “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.—” Aristotle “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. — ” Twyla Tharp “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. — ” Pablo Picasso “I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things. — ” Henri Matisse “In nature, light creates the colour. In the picture, colour creates the light. —” Hans Hofmann “The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. —” Paul Strand “It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. —” Henry David Thoreau