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As part of a B-Corporation commitment to social engagement and responsibility, The Gladstone Hotel works with community partners and artists on a host of cultural events, from Pride parties to trivia nights. If you have a proposal for a cultural-events partnership, please out our partnership request form.

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Get School’d: My Body, My Story

September 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


What’s it all about?

Join illustrator Natalie Very B. in a two hour workshop where you’ll learn how to create an empowering version of a self portrait with ink, and tell YOUR story through visual imagery. During the process you’ll look at yourself with a newfound kindness and appreciate your own body as a sacred temple and a real work of art. This workshop will focus on body positivity, imaginative approach to storytelling, and a variety of inking techniques.
No experience necessary, all materials provided.

Who will be teaching?

Natalie Very B. is a published Polish-Canadian illustrator and designer. Having grown up in a country with a strong patriarchal regime and an obvious system of inequality, she finds solace in painting ethereal shapes of female figures and the stories that they tell. Her detailed paintings reveal many Slavic folklore influences, while myths and legends are a constant source of inspiration whenever she creates a new body of work. As an immigrant artist she often explores the concept of “home”, and the sense of wistful longing and nostalgia that it brings out in her work. Her childhood experience became a strong incentive for her to make illustrations that depict women as beautiful, empowered, and strong. As a result, her current work is devoted to the investigation of whimsical shapes of feminism in today’s world.

Tickets are non-refundable.


September 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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