On Sunday, the 14th of August, 2022, artist Alonsa Guevara will lead a 3-hour oil painting workshop at Tashkeel. The workshop is open to ages 15+, welcoming people of any artistic level, and will last from 10am until 1pm. The participants will find out the most basic and advanced oil painting techniques.
The aim of the participants will be to create their own realistic portrait of a natural object. In order to study patterns, colours and details, fruits and vegetables, which will be provided, will be used. Focusing on working from observation and photo reference, participants will paint both real and imaginary fruits.
For people who learn the secrets of painting, fruits are the best subject for drawing due to their simple shape, bright colours and the absence of strict proportions. However, in order not to disappoint the creator, participants first need to understand the basic principles of the image and creating still lifes from them.
New York-based artist Alonsa Guevara is originally from Rancagua, Chile. Her life in three different countries has served as an inspiration for her, and particularly living as a child in the Ecuadorian rainforest with her family.
In her paintings, the artist blurres the lines between fantasy and reality. Alonsa Guevara analyses issues of womanhood, identity and belonging and at the same time, she celebrates the connection between humankind and nature.
In Chile, Alonsa Guevara received BFA from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in 2009 and she completed the MFA Program at the New York Academy of Art in 2011. The artist was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant in 2013 and received the Academy’s Fellowship award in 2015.
“For me, the connection between nature, humans, and our spirituality is indispensable, and I aim to share that beautiful feeling with my work,” artist says.
Alonsa Guevara’s art has been published in Forbes Magazine, Time Out NYC Magazine, VICE, and others. She has been exhibited internationally, including China, Mexico, Denmark, Argentina and Chile.
To get more information and register, please visit the official webpage of the event.
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