The Otomi people of central Mexico are known for their tenangos textiles - elaborate embroidery works based on ancient cave paintings. In this class, we will examine Otomi methods of connecting color, motif, and story telling, into a single image. We will then use this as an inspirational guideline in the creation of a painted work of our own. Students will walk away with a finished work of art on 16x20” canvas. All materials provided.
This class is beginner friendly, but will require students to work quickly. If you prefer the methodical, perfectionist methods of art making, sit this one out. This particular work is for those who appreciate expressive, semi-abstracted art.
Space is limited. No place-holding reservations, please.
- Wear paint-friendly clothing.
- Please arrive on time or slightly early: 1310A Chicago Ave, Evanston Illinois, 60201.
- Champagne and snacks will be served.
What about kids?These classes take place in a working art studio. There are many items in here that are sharp, wet, and/or poisonous. For their safety, and my insurance guy’s sanity, I kindly request children stay out of the studio area unless specifically invited. Children are always welcome in the front gallery area, and there will be occasional children’s art workshops in the future. In the meantime, I'm happy to recommend any of the many places in Evanston already offering art courses for children. Thank you for understanding!