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A Date with Yourself Workshop

June 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


With recent events and all that is going on in the world, we thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate ourselves.  Taking the time for inner reflection through art, please join us for:

Self-portrait workshop with Mary Ann Sedivy      self-prtrait-mary-ann-sedivy

Saturday, June 27th
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Artisans Corner Gallery 

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Why Self-Portraits Should Be An Important Part Of Your Artistic Journey

Although selfies feel ubiquitous today, that wasn’t always the case. Before the 15th century, self-portraiture was found here and there, but it didn’t become an established genre until the Early Renaissance when cheap, good mirrors became more widely available.

Artists have experimented with painting themselves ever since that first surge in self-portraiture, turning from painting to cameras, and later, other technologies as they sought to create new and more innovative representations of themselves.

We are now in the age of the smartphone, with over 93 million selfies taken every day,  and yet — self-portraiture has remained an important part of many artist’s creative practices. Why has it stayed so essential over such a long period of time? To answer that question, we interviewed four contemporary creatives who specialize in the genre: painter Nikos Gyftakis and photographers Mariell Amélie, Patricia Lay-Dorsey, and Jocelyn Allen. They shared with us the many ways in which self-portraiture has helped clarify and deepen both their creative vision and their relationship with themselves.



 materials list:

You will need to bring one canvas no smaller than 12×12 and no larger than 16×20.

You have the choice of a gallery wrap or traditional canvas, here is the difference;
a gallery wrap allows you to have a clean edge where the traditional is stapled on the sides.

A basic set of Acrylic paints, red, yellow, blue, and white.  Along with any other colors that reflect you.
A set of  (4-8) of acrylic painting brushes: including flat and round styles.

Tabletop easels are available for the day, along with aprons, pallets, water containers, & paper towels.






June 27, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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