The Studio workshop at The Agnes

Explore techniques and the creative process with contemporary artists. All materials provided.

This workshop will introduce participants to text-based conceptual art. Inspired by the Soundings exhibition at Agnes, we will look at text-based art works by artists in the exhibition as well as related works by: Edgar Heap of Birds, Ogimaa Mikana, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Kara Springer, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, John Baldessari and Lawrence Weiner.

During the first hour of the workshop, participants will create their own text-based works on paper using acrylics inspired by the works discussed above. The second half of the workshop will focus on performing these pieces.

Sebastian De Line is a queer, trans artist and scholar of Haudenosaunee-Métis-Cantonese descent who was born in Burnaby, BC, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and TsleilWaututh nations. He/they hold a BFA in Autonomous Fine Art from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, an MA in Art Praxis from the Dutch Art Institute and is currently a PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University (situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory). His/their work seeks a non-spectacular form of art that enables an intimacy with the spectator – encompassing drawing, painting, sculptural installation, and performative storytelling.

Fee: $10/class