Violet Rosengarten began her artistic career as a textile artist, apprenticing with the indigenous people in Mexico and Guatemala. Her tapestries explored colour, texture and abstraction. Upon graduating with a BFA in 1989 from Concordia University in Montreal, she became a painter. After completing her B Ed at McGill as an art specialist, Violet taught art for twenty years in the public school system, first in Toronto, then in Dartmouth, N.S. Violet creates mixed media abstract paintings. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Quebec, Ontario and now in Nova Scotia.
Workshops and Activities
Students will develop compositions and themes that involve colour and collage.They will learn how to layer paints on a canvas and reveal the colour underneath with sgraffito techniques. They will learn how to cut and shape paper, textiles, and twine and glue them on the surface to articulate a theme.
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Primary – 3, 10 – 12
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