Visionary Women: Canadian Art to Canvas

Visionary Women: Canadian Art to Canvas
ARAS Spring Virtual learning

Visionary Women: Canadian Art to Canvas

"Visionary Women: Canadian Art to Canvas" is a dynamic six-week virtual art class designed to immerse students in the rich tapestry of Canadian female artistry, focusing on the works and lives of pioneering painters such as Emily Carr, Doris McCarthy, Anne Savage, Frances Loring and Florence Wyle, Maud Lewis, Wanda Koop, and the influential Beaver Hall group. This course is not about replicating the masterpieces of these esteemed artists; instead, it offers a deep dive into their creative processes, perspective, and the unique ways they engaged with their surroundings.
Through a blend of theoretical discussions and practical applications, students will explore the diverse subject matter, themes, and perspectives that have shaped Canadian art, using these insights as a springboard for their own creative expression.

Each week, participants will be introduced to different artists, allowing them to explore a variety of artistic practices, historical contexts, and philosophical underpinnings that define Canadian female art. The course is carefully structured to balance conceptual content with hands-on practice, featuring live demonstrations, guided painting sessions, and collaborative reviews. Students will engage in thought-provoking discussions and receive personalized feedback, fostering an environment where creativity can flourish. By drawing inspiration from the lives and works of these visionary women, students will be encouraged to develop their unique voice and artistic style.

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1 - 3:30pm




May: 23, 30
June: 6, 13, 20, 27


$275 +HST


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