Sarah Crowner and her stellar assistant (sowing master) Kelsey prepared a 2++ part workshop with the Lower Eastside Girls Club yesterday after school. Sarah gave a great presentation and even brought in one of her own paintings as an example to inspire the girls to paint, cut, stretch, sow, and build there own works of art!!! They all began by painting loosely on various swatches of fabric and thank goodness that summer sun was out, because we took them to dry quickly on the roof and then moved from the art studio to the sowing room. After building our own wooden stretchers we then had Sarah's assistant Kelsey give a little sowing tutorial to everyone and with an amazing room filled with multiple sowing machines, needles, thread and everything you could image we were able to cut up our painted canvases and re-organized them to into new compositions. Next step was to sow them together and then stretch the canvas over the wooden stretchers to create cool paintings like Sarah Crowner's own work!!! Take a look at all the fun works of art and constructed 'paintings' we made yesterday during her super Wide Rainbow Workshop on Ave D!!!
Contemporary artist Sarah Crowner will introduce canvas, stretchers, and evening some sowing to emulate the abstract + configured paintings she creates with the Lower Eastside Girls Club on today after school. We will be looking forward to an afternoon of painting, stretching and building our own works of art with a few sowing machines and lots of imagination!!!