Painting Webinar: LIDUID GOLD
LIVE on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 11 am Pacific. Register to watch anytime thereafter.
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Watch the inspiration video here: https://youtu.be/efeXfCyK5Ns
After purchase, we will send you an access link to the webinar (before the session starts) or recorded links if you purchase thereafter. We'll also send you the link to the shared photo folder specific to this webinar.
We're using ZOOM as the video platform. Video and audio for participants will be muted by default during the live webinar. You'll be able to view and listen to the presentation and interact via chat. The session will be recorded and up for replay anytime after the live webinar ends.
During the last 16 years, artist Serge Attukwei Clottey has been collecting discarded yellow containers in his native Ghana that are made out of plastic and were once used in absence of running water. Women were tasked to walk miles to fill up the containers with potable water. Today, the containers are littering the country. Serge is using them as raw material for his plastic tapestries.
In addition to talking about the water crisis and environmental injustice, Serge is blanketing the streets where he lives to make a case for people unable to claim private property because of bureaucratic obstacles.
Desert X is currently showing an installation in Palm Springs using Serge Attukwei Clottey's plastic tapestry. Water shortage, environmental justice, and land ownership are issues that affect us here also.
We will use the same image reference of the yellow plastic container symbolizing so many things as inspiration for a still life painting.
• Painting premise: Still life.
• Props: photo reference. Same for everyone.
• Painting surface: any size, any kind. We recommend 9x12 or under.
• Painting webinar medium: oil over cotton paper. Feel free to select your media.