Occurs on Thursday January 16 2020

Approximate running time: 3 hours


Workman Arts Lower Hall
651 Dufferin Street
Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Would you like to corroborate on creating a model of a city from the future by way of collage, assemblage and sculpture by utilizing small recyclables and junk you may find at home or on the street? If creating buildings is not your forte, then how about, a park, playground, sculpture, bridge or wherever your imagination may lead? Each student will be given 12 x 12 inch wooden panels as a substrate to mount their part of the city upon. As the city parts will be modular they can be situated in different ways, creating a new look each time. Throughout the course, we will take various photographs under different lighting conditions of our city and these photos will be part of the course for all to share or even sell.

The first day will consist of looking at similar art pieces and discussing them with the intention of brainstorming a list of potential recyclables and junk that may be used. We will also discuss different adhesions and assemblage techniques. The remaining classes will be dedicated to creating and photographing our ever-evolving city.

Instructor: Gregg Allan McGivern

Gregg Allan McGivern is a Toronto based, prolific visual artist, painter, wood burner, assemblage maker, as well as a hard and soft sculpturer. He is known as an experimenter as he uses many different forms of substrates, materials and mediums to create art. He is an outsider, self-taught artist and considers himself as a serial painter as he usually creates 5 to 10 paintings in a group. He has sold art to collectors locally, in Europe, Russia and the Middle East. He has been with Workman Arts for 10 years as a proud member and an instructor. His latest endeavour has been textile art.

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