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Want to throw a music, art or fundraising event at the Gladstone?
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.
What’s it all about?
In this workshop the participants will dive into creative play with collage and the powerful nature of the written word. They will loosen up from the stress of everyday life and, for the duration of the class, they will allow themselves to forget all about responsibility. This workshop will encourage individuality of participants’ visual voices to explore the idea of collage poetry inspired by the Dada movement. Under the guidance of the instructor, they will learn how to tell a deeply personal story through an assembled work of art.
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.