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November 23, 2021

Making Abstract Art with Midori Ryans

Hosted by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

In collaboration with NEW WAVE Online Exhibit, we are excited to present a small series of creative workshops presented by some of the participating artists!

Abstract art at first glance can look easy, but then your first attempt looks like the aftermath of a toddler’s lunch.

How do abstract artists do it? What is the difference between abstract art, and a plain mess? How do we guide the eye, evoke emotion, and generate curiosity with imagery that barely tells of a line?

 In Midori’s workshop, participants will learn things like the rule of three, balancing soft and hard lines, guiding the eye, and creative spatter, and how to apply these to abstract art.


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Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

PO Box 2749 Station Terminal, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3X2, Canada

Phone number: (604) 343-9141

Email: hello@kickstartdisability.ca

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture, in Vancouver BC, gives artists with disabilities a voice. This can mean everything from facilitating a disability art group, to bringing an international film to Vancouver, to presenting art exhibitions and concerts. We are committed to supporting and promoting artists in every discipline, with all disabilities (and sometimes collaborations with able-bodied artists). We present the best in Vancouver and BC, and where possible, we bring new voices to Vancouver from across the country and around the world. We support artists and develop audiences for an understanding of disability art. Becoming part of the larger picture, of course, means professionalism. Kickstart is also committed to presenting professional work in a professional context. To coin a phrase “authentic non-sentimental expressions of the disability experience”. In programming and curating, we present cutting-edge work as the artists we present offer distinct perspectives on the human experience – risk taking, artistically engaging, socially relevant and at times, challenging. We are a nonprofit Society and a registered federal charity in Canada, with a small staff and a dedicated crew of volunteers. Please check out one of our events and get involved with us!