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SOLD OUT: Playful and creative drawing workshop with Kathy Hooper & Amy Ash

April 20, 2024April 20, 2024

Saturday, April 20th, 1 - 4 PM: We Begin with a Line to See Where It Goes is a playful, creative drawing workshop with Kathy Hooper and Amy Ash. This workshop will explore the use of sensory prompts, found images, memory, writing and more to enrich the creative process and inspire imagination. 

With drawing at its core, this workshop will provide a fun and friendly environment for creative risk-taking. It is not your traditional skills-based drawing course but rather a guided opportunity to follow the tangents of curiosity and emergent creativity that support a rewarding sketchbook practice. 

If you have any issues booking, please contact us during gallery hours.


Artist bios:  

Kathy Hooper (she/her), born in Kenya and raised in South Africa, is an award-winning multidisciplinary visual artist, activist and community organizer who has been based in Hampton, New Brunswick, since the early 1960s. In 1994, Kathy was the recipient of the Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation’s prestigious Strathbutler Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts and Craft in New Brunswick, and the first woman to be presented with this honour. She went on to receive the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, in 2008. Kathy is the recipient of numerous grants, and has been commissioned by the Town of Hampton, the City of Saint John, and The National Film Board, among others. Her works can be found in public and private collections in Canada and beyond.

Amy Ash (she/they) is an independent curator, writer, and interdisciplinary artist whose work, across disciplines, engages with collective care through processes of shared meaning-making. Amy is a juried member of the International Association of Art Critics and serves on the editorial committee for Visual Arts News Magazine. She is also an instructor at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, the editor of Billie magazine, and the associate director of ArtsLinkNB. Her work has been supported by The Peter McKendrick Endowment Fund for Visual Artists, The New Brunswick Arts Board, Canada Council for the Arts, and Arts Council England, among others. She is gratefully based in Menahkwesk/Saint John, New Brunswick, a small coastal city situated on lands that have been stewarded by the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Peskotomuhkati peoples since the very beginning.