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Artist led course with Kasia Heimat- the place you call home?


  • artworks Halifax, England, HX3 9ET United Kingdom (map)
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Saturday 5, 12, 19, 26 October | 10.00am till 12.00pm

Local artist Kasia Breska brings a new approach to the concept of Home - is it a space, place, community or just a memory?

In this exciting and challenging course, the artist reminds you about the important opportunity we all have: we can all choose where our home is and what we identify it with. It does not have to be one place either, it can be a link to many locations, to memories, to people and finally to many different countries.

‘Heimat’ is the german equivalent of the english ‘Home’, however it has some interesting distinctions that will be explored through the class. Heimat is more than a physical location, it is a range of things we hold dear, that make us feel ‘home’, the people, objects, values, environment, senses and more.

Using a range of exciting creative techniques, the participants will produce art that responds to their very own Heimat: their own boundaries of home and their diverse locations of belonging.

During the workshop you will: develop story telling through a use of simple drawing techniques (narrative templates prepared by the artist will be available), invent your own map, create a postcard and send it to yourself, use small scale and large scale drawing surfaces, work individually or join in a small group to produce a final piece that encapsulates your own Heimat.

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