Matthew Wong, A Dream, 2019. Oil on canvas, 177.8 x 203.2 cm. © 2019 Matthew Wong Foundation. Image courtesy of Karma, New York.
ONLINE PAINTING EXPLORATIONS: INSPIRED BY MATTHEW WONG'S LANDSCAPES
We’ll be inspired by the imaginary nocturnal landscape paintings of Matthew Wong, as featured in the first-ever museum exhibition of this Toronto-born Chinese-Canadian artist, entitled Matthew Wong: Blue View. In this online course, we’ll discuss Wong’s unique style and approach, and we'll use experimental painting techniques in the reinterpretation of landscape paintings in the AGO Collection (and even from your own landscape/urban photography). Explore painting elements such as gesture, composition and colour and experiment with a range of materials.
Each week, we will introduce a new layer to students works in progress. Every session is about layering and every layer is a painting unto itself. Wong often worked with gouache, a material known for its unique opacity, versatility and depth. We will also be working with gouache, as well as acrylic and other materials like ink, magic markers and common household items to create rich, deep wonderscapes.
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Participants must be 18 or older.