Self Portrait: Observe, Memorize and Imagine

Ended - Wednesday 28 September 2022

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. Guevara’s 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 the formative memories of her childhood spent living in the Ecuadorian rainforest with her family.

After living in Ecuador for seven years, Alonsa moved back to Chile to receive her BFA from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in 2009. In 2011, she moved to New York to complete the MFA Program at the New York Academy of Art. She was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant in 2013 and received the Academy's Fellowship award 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 February 2021 at Anna Zorina Gallery in NYC.

Schedule:

Date: 26 and 28 September 2022
Time: 5 – 7 pm

Capacity:

10 spaces left

Location:

Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba

Fees:

AED 500.00 (+VAT)

Please note that fees are non-refundable.

Self portrait

Increase your confidence in oil painting with this 2-session course with artist-in-residence Alonsa Guevara, who will explore portraiture through a combination of observation, memorisation and imagination exercises. These exercises are designed to help participants find their own style while learning techniques that bring out the most of their self-portraits with demonstrations as well as individual instruction.

Under the guidance of Alonsa, participants will benefit from oil painting exercises to strengthen their observation, memorisation and imagination skills. This course will also delve into the basics of colour theory using different palettes, value structure, composition and the use and strengths of different mediums.

This course is open to everyone who is interested.

Opening Hours

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

Makerspace, Unit 89, Alserkal Avenue
Sat-Thu 10am – 7pm
(closed Fridays & public holidays).

Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba
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Temporarily closed for renovation


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