Meditative Art Worksho

Artist today think of everything they do as a work of art. It is important to forget about what you are doing, and then a work of art may happen. — Andrew Wyeth

Intuitive and Meditative art practices emerged out of basic art therapy techniques. Using inspirational art exercises with guided meditations individuals uncover images of their inner selves. The goal is not to make artwork for exhibition or to learn specific techniques. Rather, the goal is to allow yourself space to be inside color, paint, and process while locating the inner core of your creative self. These classes are for art lovers of all levels interested in getting in touch with their own personal vision and developing their art.

Acrylics or oils can be used

Instructor: Farhad Sadeghi Amini

Location: Sessions: 8

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DATE: JULY 22, 2016                TIME: 6-8PM


“If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”          – Edward Hopper


In this workshop we will discuss how to write artist statements that inform and intrigue the viewer without detracting from the expressive power of the artwork itself. In most cases, art communicates through images and objects rather than words. However, a good artist statement establishes a context in which your audience can begin to relate to and interpret your work. Think of it as a crucial ice breaker. An artist statement is required to accompany your portfolio to galleries, competitions, websites, and school applications.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their working statements to the workshop; time permitting, we can go through them after breaking the task down into basic steps.

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Maryam Babaei is a freelance editor and academic writing instructor based in Vancouver, BC. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of British Columbia and a MSc in Literature and Modernity from The University of Edinburgh, UK. Her main research interest is representations of time and memory in contemporary drama and visual arts. In addition to working on projects in her own field, she particularly enjoys helping artists use written language effectively to find their audience and present their work.

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May 27th, 2016


Iman Safaeian

What follows is a discussion of the theory that leads to the rule of composition as it relates to works of Photography. Even though called a “rule” it possibly should be mentioned  as an “instruction”, in that there will always be other creative considerations in mind. Friday, 27 May 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT) Canadian Arts & Sciences Academy

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The Art of Photography Workshop

May 20th, 2016


Brian Daniel

Photography to me has been a lifelong passion. My enjoyment has been through my ability to express myself and appreciate the works of others. I have a Bachelor of Arts and further training in Technical and Aesthetic principles of Photography. I taught Photography, Video and Graphics in Secondary Schools in Vancouver for close to 20 years. In retirement I continue to teach and workshop Photoshop and Photographic Composition at the College for the Retired in Burnaby.

The Art of Photography 

A course in Photography should create a symbiosis between how a person sees the world and the technical process of capturing, working with and presenting an image. To this end, an individual should gain understanding of how to use composition to enhance what they capture. Also, one must gain control over the equipment and technology available to them. Finally, Art is achieved, when this symbiotic relationship is nurtured by enthusiasm and a desire to express their personal vision of life.

Course composition:

  •           Your Eye
  •           Camera Operation
  •           Composing for intensity and strength in you images
  •           Finding your inner eye
  •           Guiding you images through editing software.
  •           Presenting your image.

Sincerely, CASA Team

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Photography workshop

Join us this week for a free digital photography workshop and outdoor group photography at The Canadian Arts and Sciences Academy. Date: Friday April 22nd Starts: 4:00 PM Ends 7:00 PM Place: #590-1199 West Pender Street Registration: Comment on our Facebook post on CASA Photography Club we’d love to hear from you

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