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Remembrance Mandala & Poetry Workshop

Guest Artist Series: Paulina Constancia

  • Ended
  • 70 Canadian dollars
  • Oak Street Studios

Workshop Description

Celebrating the Day of the Dead (Nov 1-2) is one of the many cultural practices that Filipinos and Mexicans have in common, thanks to the Manila galleon (trade route between Acapulco and Manila, which lasted from 1565 to 1815). Our facilitator for the Day of the Dead: Mandala and Poetry Workshop is Philippine-born Canadian artist-poet Paulina Constancia. She will be walking alongside participants as they journey through remembering and honouring their beloved departed. No art experience required, just come with an open mind and heart...and lots of memories! What you will learn in this 3-hour workshop: - making a concentric (circular) composition - creating balance and harmony using a variety of materials such as paint, paper, textile, threads - conceptualizing and executing an idea within a limited timeframe - writing a remembrance poem with the help of prompts and the instructor's guidance INTROSPECTION Learning Points: - develop a sense of connection between the living and the dead - practice reflection and gratitude for the people in our lives for both the living and the departed Materials and supplies that will be provided for participants: - 12 x 12 stretched canvas - Acrylic paints and brushes - Various papers and scrap fabric - Stencils - Tracing paper and granite paper - Decoupage glue - Threads and needles About the instructor: Paulina Constancia is a multidisciplinary naïf artist from Cebu, Philippines, based in Vancouver. Her style is expressive and colourful and often invoke personal emotional experiences as reflected in both her visual and literary works. She primarily paints on canvas, sometimes incorporating stitching, but also works with textiles and found materials, gracing all with the vibrant colours of her childhood growing up in the tropics and her serendipitous encounters traveling abroad. Her works often incorporate life metaphors and social commentaries lying beneath her whimsical treatment of everyday themes. Please wear comfortable clothes. Public Transport and Parking: Closest Sky Train - Marine Drive Bus - Served by the numbers 10, 100, 17 Parking - off street parking Please note that the workshop fee is non-refundable unless fewer than two people register. Looking forward to seeing you! :)

Contact Details

  • 8930 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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