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8 November, 2020

“Our Stories” – Call for Applications

“Our Stories” is an initiative of The Asia Foundation through which life stories and lessons shared by elders, are transformed by youth artists into visual and performing arts and new media.

The Foundation has partnered with the Theertha International Artists’ Collective for this purpose and is calling for applications from artists in six districts: Ampara, Kalutara, Kurunegala, Mannar, Trincomalee and Vavuniya. Interested individuals can apply under one of the following two categories: Regional Professional Artistes (RPA) or Young Amateur Artistes (YAA). The application forms for each category are attached and are available in English, Sinhala and Tamil.

Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a series of workshops led by Theertha, through which they will be guided on the process of transforming stories into art. The arts developed through this project will be featured at the Ou rStories exhibition that the Foundation hopes to conduct in Colombo in mid-2021.

Deadline for applications: extended till November 15, 2020

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HENRI MATISSE ONLINE: Painting with Scissors

Nov 14 at 3 PM Time: London, UK

Online Via Zoom

This class is suitable for ALL LEVELS!

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

“What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.” - Henri Matisse

This is one of two stand-alone classes where tutor Frances Stanfield will guide you through Matisse’s playful approach to art making. This session adopts Matisse’s use of scissors as a drawing/painting tool and the other is “Drawing with Sticks” which is now available as a recording on our website www.londondrawinggroup.com

Matisse is best known for both his delightfully fluid drawing style and exquisite use of colour, particularly in his simplistic cut out works. In both sessions you will be engaged in mimicking Matisse’s expressive and restlessly experimental way of working to inspire you in your own creative endeavours.

You will need:

*Some Scissors!

*Paper - you can use colour paper or you can paint/colour in paper prior to the class - Matisse painted his paper with Gouache if you want to really get your Matisse game on!

*A collection of organic matter such as leaves and flowers

*Optional, but handy - pins and a piece of cardboard as big as your paper

OR Masking Tape/Sticky Tape/Bluetak

Tablets and phones are fine but THIS CLASS IS BEST VIEWED ON A LAPTOP OR COMPUTER

If you need help with anything please email us at [email protected] 

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