Jeff Thomas, Culture Revolution Today, 1984, Toronto, Ontario, N43 38.958 W79 23.638 1984. Pigment print on archival paper, 71.1 × 91.4 cm. Purchase with assistance from an Anonymous donor and James Lahey, 2016. © Jeff Thomas. 2016/44.1
Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for the virtual Seniors Social Program, a biweekly series that combines conversations with art and artmaking. The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and artmaking increases well-being.
This portrait that is the first in a series Jeff Thomas took of his son, Bear. It captures a young boy and a city on the precipice of great change. In this session we will use portraiture to explore how we and the places around us have changed in recent months. You can take a look at other Portraits of Resilience for some inspiration.
We will explore sculpture inspired by the artwork we discuss. We thought we would get a bit creative and use materials around the house. For this activity, please gather materials you can use to build a sculpture such as recyclables or broken toys. You might even consider using pasta! Have some string, tape, or glue available to assemble your masterpiece.
Closed captioning is available in this recording.