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Afrocentricity in Focus: Art Workshops

Christian Asare presents

A Black Gold Arts Homemakers commission

Pointillism in Process
Pointillism is a technique of neo-impressionist painting using tiny dots of various pure colours, which become blended in the viewer’s eye. It was developed by Seurat with the aim of producing a greater degree of luminosity and brilliance of colour.

Artist Christian Asare invites you to two fun interactive workshop where you can learn and develop new techniques in oil painting and art techniques as Christian passes on some of his hints and tips to help create your own masterpieces.

Sat 13 June – 3pm
Pointillism in Process; An Introduction
Christian Asare leads an interactive Art workshop where you can learn and develop new techniques in oil painting and explore new ways to create on canvas.

Sun 14 June – 3pm
Pointillism in Process: Dimensions, Dust, Dreams and Light
This second intermediate Art class by Christian Asare will allow you to develop the skills you have learnt, with the hints and tips to help create your own masterpieces.

Workshops will be delivered via zoom and will last approximately 60mins.
The sessions are designed as interactive sessions where you can paint/draw along but you can also watch and apply the techniques at a later date.

This workshop forms part of Christian’s Homemakers project ‘Afrocentricity in Focus: Dancing with HeART’ where Christian will be creating diptych of members of the Manchester QTIPOC group House of Noir, highlighting their collective contributions to the enrichment of the LGBTQ+ community in Manchester.

The whole process will be documented across social media channels as Christian invites you to share the development and progress of the paintings as they evolve from blank canvas to finished paintings.

About Christian Asare
Christian Asare is a black British Multidisciplinary Artist of Ghanaian heritage based in Manchester; A trained choreographer and contemporary dancer with a specialisation in afro-contemporary dance, he is also an independent fine artist, painting in oils with a focus on uplifting afrocentric imagery, afro-futurism, portraiture and abstraction.
@xtianasare on Instagram

Pricing

Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for these workshops is £5 – but there are a range of ticket prices so you can choose what you can afford from the options, including £0 as we want as many people as possible to access our Homemakers commissions.

We’ve also included a higher option for anyone who wants to take the opportunity to make a larger donation to our artists and organisations. How much you choose to pay is completely up to you, and every audience member will receive exactly the same content and experience.

All the money raised from ticket sales for this event will be split evenly with 50% going directly to the artists and 50% to Black Gold Arts response fund to allow them to continue to support future artists and commissions.

Homemakers Project Overview

Homemakers is a series of new commissions, where we invite our favourite artists and artistic partners to combine to create work at home, for an audience who are also at home.

We’re not pretending that all art can be experienced online just as satisfactorily as in person; but we want to demonstrate the innovation of artists who work all kinds of forms, by inviting them to respond to this very specific context. We want to bring contemporary new performance to audiences all over the world, in all its form-flexing, mind-expanding, surprising subversive brilliance.

Access

We are ensuring that all the Homemakers commissions are accessible as possible for everyone so if you need to access this project in a different format please email access@homemcr.org

About Black Gold Arts

Black Gold Arts is a Manchester-based arts organisation working predominantly with working-class people of colour, the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. They aim to get often overlooked voices, stories and hidden histories seen and heard. They do this through film, dance, song, visual art, theatre or any other artist’s medium aiming to excite, educate and entertain, with lots of sass and sprinkles of fun.