The two-day workshop offers an overview of the elements of design, which are part of the foundational skills of what every artist should know. Jan will delve deep into these concepts, allowing students to gain both theoretical knowledge and hands-on practice of these basic building blocks of the visual arts.
- Receive a booklet of information on design entitled Artist Connections
- Artist Connections involves viewing historical and contemporary painting and discussing each element of design. Line, shape, form, value, space, texture, and colour as they appear in works of art.
- Explore a specific art experience for each design word using different mediums and exercises on different surfaces. The activity of focusing on each word will give a clear and visual understanding.
- Critiquing your own painting using the elements as a guide and critiquing work of other artists.
INSTRUCTOR: Jan Crawford, AFCA
LEVEL: Beginner & Intermediate
DAY: September 8 & 9 2018
TIME: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Jericho Hill Centre, Vancouver
PRICING: Members $220 / Non-Members $270
Jan Crawford was born in Vancouver, BC but moved to Penticton where she was raised on an orchard setting. She holds a Bachelor of Education with a major in Visual Arts from UBC, a printmaking graduate from Emily Carr University and AFCA Signature Status from the Federation of Canadian Artists. Jan spent twenty years at Malsapina as a printmaker where she produced over 140 large colourful waterbased monotypes. Many of these prints are in galleries, wineries and private homes. A series of six large monotypes are part of the Kelowna Art Galleries private collection. These prints were published in "Nexus: Histories and Communities".
Today Jan works in acrylics. Her recent work focuses on "preserve", giving attention to the iconic jars of the Okanagan - a symbol of cultural identity. Crawford's work can be seen in Kelowna, Penticton, Calgary, the Vancouver International Airport, the Lakeside Resort and Okanagan wineries. Jan has shown her work in Municipal as well as private galleries. Recently Crawfords work was featured in Galleries West Magazine, summer addition 2016 under "Artists To Collect".