Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), The Three Trees, 1931-46; watercolor on paper, 36 x 60 inches; Salem Public Library, Gift of Miss Alice MacMillan in memory of her father Joel, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the MacMillan Book Shop
Class / Workshop | Creative Conversations with a Work of Art
International Center for Watercolor
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 12–2:30 pm
Artist/Instructor: Kathy Gaye Shiroki
$30 BPAC member/$40 BPAC not-yet member
Looking at an artwork can be a stimulating exercise as well as a thought-provoking experience. In this workshop participants will engage in a process of looking at works of art in various untraditional ways. The instructor, Ms. Shiroki, will enhance and lead the process of looking at art while participants build divergent thinking skills. Bring one of your artworks to this interactive workshop to see it in a new light. Watercolor activities will also stimulate fresh ways to approach your art. Expect to look at and contemplate works of art differently after this workshop.
Kathy Gaye Shiroki has over twenty years’ experience working in art museums and is currently at the Burchfield Penney Art Center and is Coordinator of the Czurles-Nelson Gallery and Lecturer at SUNY Buffalo State. She earned her MFA from the University of California, San Diego, BFA from Temple University, Tyler School of Art and Associates of Art from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School of American Craftsmen. Ms. Shiroki develops educational programming in which she invites visitors to enjoy the process of looking at art and questioning their surroundings. Her previous work included creating interactive spaces at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. She has recently focused on programming where participants have a conversation with a work of art and integrate that conversation into the core curriculum.
Bring one original artwork
Sketchbook and pencils
Watercolor supplies; paints brushes, small sheets of watercolor paper