Plein Air: Oil Painting

Ended - Monday 7 November 2022

Tashkeel Artist-in-Residence (2022-23), Alonsa Guevara is a New York-based artist originally from Rancagua, Chile. Her paintings are a window to an imaginary universe where the lines between fantasy and reality are blurred. Her work explores questions of womanhood, identity and belonging while celebrating the connection between humankind and nature. Her main inspiration derives from the experiences of living in three different countries, and is especially impacted by formative childhood memories of living in the Ecuadorian rainforest with her family for seven years. Alonsa subsequently returned to Chile to receive her BFA from Pontifical Catholic University in 2009. In 2011, she moved to New York for the MFA programme at the New York Academy of Art. She was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant in 2013 and received the Academy's Fellowship in 2015. Alonsa's work has been published in Forbes Magazine, Time Out NYC Magazine, VICE, among others and has been exhibited internationally, including China, Mexico, Denmark, Argentina and Chile. Her most recent solo show ‘Apparitions’ was in 2021 at Anna Zorina Gallery, New York.

Schedule:

Date: 7 and 9 November 2022

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Capacity:

0 spaces left

Location:

Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba

Fees:

AED 500.00 (+VAT)

Please note that fees are non-refundable.

Registration Deadline:

2 November 2022

Join Tashkeel Artist-in-Residence Alonsa Guevara for a fun, outdoor painting class suitable for all levels.

Amid the open-air beauty of Nad Al Sheba Public Park, participants will be introduced to a variety of oil painting techniques and have the chance to practice their new-found skills. Alonsa will help you develop the ability to work from observation, looking at the wider landscape as well as fragments of the natural surroundings such as grass. The two sessions will also focus on capturing light, colour, textures and depth. Time will be spent on understanding colour development, developing colour mixing skills, and working with a lack of black.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have strengthened their observation skills and enhanced their technical ability in several acrylic painting techniques.

Opening Hours

Tashkeel Alserkal
Gallery, Unit 26, FN Designs, Alserkal Avenue
Sun-Thu 10am – 7pm, Fri 9am–12pm
(closed Saturdays & public holidays).

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Sat-Thu 10am – 7pm
(closed Fridays & public holidays).

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