Our point of reference during the workshop will be portraiture (from the Latin verb protrahere meaning 'to bring to light, reveal, show'). We will examine several examples of portraits made by artists in a variety of styles and with a variety of techniques. We will discuss how these works were made and talk about the different aspects of creativity and emotional involvement in the creative process. We will reflect on the deeper meaning of portraiture, as it is more than just an image. We will consider what can we communicate beyond appearance and beyond the image.
We will then make portraits on stretchers ourselves, using non-obvious materials such as self-adhesive tape, for example. Participants will be able to create works either separately or in dialogue, working in pairs or groups. However, we will try to move away from the stereotypical perception of portraiture, focusing on its emotional and symbolic aspect. The participants will be able to take home their works, either family portraits or self-portraits.
for children aged 5–10 years with guardians (The guardians accompany the children in the creative process throughout the workshop.)
Moderator: Stefaniya Abbasova
Stefaniya Abbasova – b. 1996 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Artist and educator working in Poznań. An alumnus of the University of Arts Poznań, now a Ph.D. student at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań. A specialist in art education and painting, she takes her inspiration from nature, cultures, trips, poetry, science, music, literature, philosophy, and foreign languages. Never tired of self-pursuit as an artist, educator and human being.