What you'll do
In this workshop we will engage in collectively making a painting constructed of many small canvases. At the end of the workshop each participant will take home a 10" X 10" canvas, ready to hang on a wall, which will be a piece of this larger painting. When I was in Italy in 1999 and apprenticing with an art collective group called, Dormice, multiple artists would paint on the same canvas at the same time. It was literally a jam session. And although it was exhilarating and fun, it sometimes had its little challenges. Occasionally, after putting time and attention into one piece of the painting, I’d watch it be partially or completely painted over by another painter. It was an ultimate lesson in LETTING GO and TRUSTING IN THE PROCESS OF THE JAM for the sake of the bigger picture. The result was that I became less ‘PRECIOUS’ and more ‘PLAYFUL’. It's a fascinating way to learn new modes of interacting, communicating and collaborating.
I am a professional painter and work with oil paint, wax and sand. My style is mainly abstract art, but I do figurative art as well. In 1999, I was invited to apprentice with an art collective called, ‘Dormice’ in Europe. After 2 years of training in Austria and in Italy, I moved to Ajijic, Mexico to study encaustic painting. I more recently completed an artist residency in Assisi, Italy and attended the Vermont Studio Center Residency. You can see some of my work at www.veronasorensen.ca. I would be very happy to bring some of my world to your world while you visit the city of Montreal.
Chocolate, nuts and fruit
coffee depending on the hour of the day either coffee or wine (and non-alcoholic drinks) will be served
paints , canvas, apron
Where you'll be
We will be meeting and painting in an art studio in the Old Cadbury Chocolate Factory, located in the Plateau. The studio is approximately 650 sqft. and is full of art paraphernalia. Chocolate is no longer made in this old factory, but some will be served during the workshop ;)
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 6 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
No previous painting experience is needed.
Collaborative Painting in a Studio
£55 / personNew experience
£55 / person