Thursday, February 27, 2020

Observe and Play with Briana Corr-Scott

Many of you may have already heard that we are hosting MANY workshops in March, especially over the March break here in Nova Scotia at the gallery. If you haven't looked at the full list, please do HERE. Many fun experiences await you!

We are lucky to have Briana Corr Scott leading us in two workshops. Briana Corr Scott is a fine artist, illustrator and writer based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She captures the beauty of the natural world in her oil paintings, paper doll creations and children’s literature. 

The first workshop one is coming up soon on Wednesday, March 4th from 5:30-7:30pm, $50 (all supplies provided and NO experience required)  and is  held at the Museum of Natural History. You will learn how to begin drawing using observational skills and drawing from real life objects opposed to photos of things.

We are excited to be hosting this workshop at the museum, because it's a special place to Briana when she finds herself blocked creatively. In fact she spent many hours in the Sable Island display there a few years ago and eventually travelled to Sable creating drawings, paintings and writings that eventually became part of her book beginnings as an author/illustrator with Nimbus Publishing.

As you can see, Briana is a keen observer- especially attracted to the flowers that others may pass by instead of the flashy or more popular ones. Daisies, dandelions, various ferns and plants....she gives them all a beautiful voice. She refers to these ones as part of the "invisible world, a world that exists in nature but often overlooked".

The second workshop is called Paper Dolls for Adults and happens at Argyle Fine Art on Monday, March 16th, from 6pm-8pm, $50- all supplies included and no experience required for this one either. Each person in attendance will leave with a paper doll designed by Briana Corr Scott and learn how to make clothing and accessories for your doll. You'll learn some history of the paper doll and then get to play- using a variety of mixed media supplies such as paper, fibre, etc. We'll add some local wine to the evening, hence attendees need to be of legal drinking age.Can't wait to PLAY! 

 CALL US at 902 425- 9456 or email us to register soon as classes are filling up!  

 A bit about Briana Corr-Scott:

 As a student at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Briana dedicated herself to painting and drawing from life, inspired by the work of the American Impressionists she admired at the nearby Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum.  Since moving to Dartmouth from New England in 2006, she has continued her passion for working observationally, applying these skills to her botanical drawings, illustrations, paintings and words.  Working primarily in oil, her art is inspired by the wind, light and presence of a place, which she finds as she focuses on capturing the strange, overlooked details in nature. Her residency at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland during the summer of 2019 was a turning point in her career. While hiking and painting en plein air, she allowed her art to merge by playfully connecting her oil paintings, illustrations, and prose.