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Artist-at-Work Demonstrations

The Artist-at-Work program features an artist or group of artists who demonstrate their craft in a high-traffic area of the library. The artist performs two demonstrations in a one-month period, usually on Saturdays. One demonstration takes place at Central Library and one at a community library.

Image: Pottery

Acrylic Painting
with Sharon Whittle

Saturday, April 8 from 1 pm - 3 pm
Grand River Stanley Park

Saturday, April 22 from 1 pm - 3 pm
Central Library

Sharon combines a fast drying and slow drying acrylic on wood panels. The movement created is a result of the paints being in conflict with one another and the surface tension of the panel as they are applied. As the paints blend or resist one another a new and unique surface is created. In these areas, using pencil crayons, another layer of colour is applied and again resisted or absorbed depending on the tooth of the surface and is reflective of the years working with colours and contrasts in textiles.

Painting is a new medium for Sharon. She also does traditional spinning, weaving and basketry techniques with modern materials, infusing new energy into ancient methods.

Interested in demonstrating your craft at the library? See the Artist Program page for more information about the selection process and demonstration requirements.