Workshops and Classes

Art Enables Hosts Second Saturday Workshop

Explosion #3, Gyasi O, Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of Art Enables.

Explosion #3, Gyasi O, Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of Art Enables.

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Workshop: Saturday, February 11 from 1pm to 4pm

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Art Enables hosts their monthly community arts workshop, where artists, art enthusiasts, children, and adults can participate in art-making workshops led by local artists.

The Second Saturday workshop on February 11th, 2017 from 1 – 4pm will be led by local artist Gyasi O. Learn how to have fun developing a canvas painting without giving yourself unnecessary amounts of pressure. Use acrylic paint, a couple of mark making tools, and a set of self-generated rules to invent a process that is unique and repeatable. Materials are provided, no registration is necessary, and as always, the workshop is free and open to all ages to attend.

About the Teacher: Gyasi is a visual creative born in Trinidad & Tobago who has practiced drawing and painting since the age of eight. During his childhood, he watched his father create beautiful portraits of family members and his favorite musicians. Under his example, Gyasi realized he also wanted to pursue art. As he grew in age, his interest in art grew, emulating illustrations from American and Japanese comics to selling original artwork on clothing and shoes in high school. He studied media arts and animation at the Art Institute of Washington and has recently been exploring abstract line art to supplement his imaged-based animation work.

Art Enables is located 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE. For more information on our Second Saturday Workshops or on Art Enables, call (202) 554-9455 and ask to speak with Allie Frazier.