Instructor: Marissa Asal
On-site: July 5 – 9, Monday-Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
"I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality."
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is best remembered for her bold colors and expressive, honest self-portraits. She invoked a primitive style by directly over-lapping objects and inventing fanciful, surrealistic environments. She celebrated her distinct heritage by featuring indigenous objects and dress prominently in her work. Frida was unafraid to depict her features unfiltered and without flattery. She was one of the first female artists to represent her personal feelings and struggles in her paintings inventing a symbolic visual language for emotions.
Students studying the Frida Kahlo week will use bold chromatic color to paint layered still-lives to suggest primitive depth. The self-portrait projects will encourage our young artists to highlight certain facial features to create a distinct emotion and character. To showcase Frida’s love of symbolic ornamentation, students will decorate actual corrective plaster casts that embody Frida’s imagination while in isolation.
All students must review and accept our Youth Programming Policies and Procedures. In addition, a Participant Conduct Agreement and Medical Form are required, which may be completed and submitted online.
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