Layer Up - a workshop with Nadine Johnson
$350 + Supplies REGISTER ONLINE
2 days, 10am - 4pm. Lunch not included. All skill levels welcome!
If you’ve ever wondered how artists create depth with luscious layers, surprising elements, and unique textures in their paintings, then this is the workshop for you!
Join artist Nadine Johnson as she shares techniques, materials, and tools to create these multi-faceted layers on your surface. This two-day workshop will introduce you to collage, mark-making, and how to create textures using a variety of mediums and tools.
Nadine will guide you through the process and help you discover your favourite materials and tools and how to create an exciting surface that will become the groundwork for your art.
This workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to explore new techniques or just have fun doing it!
About Nadine Johnson:
Creating captivating artwork alive with vibrant hues and rich texture, Nadine Johnson channels delight and sentimentality in her paintings, emphasizing inclusivity and embracing diversity. The Calgary-based artist, who affectionately considers herself a Heinz 57, was nurtured within a family of Lebanese, Ukrainian, Scottish, and English origins, where artistry flowed through their veins. Drawing inspiration from her multicultural heritage, Johnson’s intuitive approach to abstract painting embodies the essence of family, community, and connection. Johnson paints multiple layers, which she considers essential for cultivating visual interest and curiosity in her work. Each layer reinforces its inherent relationship to a memory or a story, forming a distinct thread that intricately weaves everything together. Through her process, she pays tribute to her influences with a sense of reverence, creating an unexpected amalgamation of materials that connects the viewer with the art and the artist.
“Painting feels like my own personal language. I communicate by juxtaposing layers, lines, marks, and shapes. Drawing inspiration from my environment, I identify most strongly with flowers, food, and books because of the deep connection between family and community. Using paint, collage, crayons, and pencil, I explore interesting compositions that reflect those relationships and their diversity.”
Workshops at the Arts Station
The Arts Station offers dedicated adult and children workshop throughout the year. Classes and workshops vary in duration and may be one-off events featuring a visiting artist, drop in series, scheduled weekly event, weekend camp or other format. Past and current events include feltmaking, pottery, painting, drawing, graffiti art, drama, creative writing, lantern building, crafts, encaustic art, jewellery making, sculpture, film-making, and much much more!