Workshops

Seniors Social: Arent Arentsz and Eugène Louis Boudin

A painting of multiple ice skaters on a frozen bond. Several children play in the foreground and background.

Arent Arentsz. Skaters on the Amstel, c. 1620. oil on wood, Overall: 54.6 x 97.8 cm. Bequest of W. Redelmeier, 1956. © Art Gallery of Ontario 56/21

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Workshops

Seniors Social: Arent Arentsz and Eugène Louis Boudin

Friday, February 11, 2 pm
Zoom
Seniors Social: Arent Arentsz and Eugène Louis Boudin

Make new art connections and spark conversations! Join us for our free virtual Seniors Social program, a live monthly series for older adults that combines conversations with art and artmaking. The AGO believes providing opportunities to experience art and artmaking increases well-being.

In this session, Lauren Spring will take a look at two examples of genre paintings, or scenes of leisure, one from the Dutch Baroque and another depicting France during the industrial era-to explore how dress, customs, and access to leisure activities have evolved over the centuries. We'll also use these paintings as a springboard into discussions about class and who has a right to leisure. 

We’ll also hear from artist Lauren Renzetti who will show you some nifty drawing techniques that can serve as creative prompts. Using basic tools like a pencil, paper ruler and compass you will learn how to make simple Mandela’s, Shatannas and Wind Roses.  

Materials:

  • Large paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler 12-14” 
  • Compass to make a circle ( or plates of various sizes )
  • Markers or coloured pencils 

Live sessions will contain automated closed captions.

Closed captioning is available in this recording.

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