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Free Art Workshops and Exhibitions at BOZAR
Brussels International Days is just around the corner, and to kick off the 10-day festival a Grand Opening Music and Arts Welcome Festival will go on all day at BOZAR this Sunday, May 11th. While many anxiously await the festival’s choral music line-up, the artistic programming is also something you don’t want to miss. The Festival will feature a series of paintings, sculptures, dialogues and projections from the Visual Arts section of the International School of Brussels. But what’s more, it will hold a series of free art workshops open to the public throughout the day.
“Our goal is to make creative workshops accessible to the general public,” says Anthony Gow, Head of the HS Visual Arts Department at ISB. The workshops will focus on new media art forms, with a digital photography and stop-animation workshop. With this artistic line-up, Anthony says he and fellow art instructor Sandra Verkaart intend to, “immerse the public in an activity where they can express themselves amongst ISB artworks and consequently become part of that experience.”
As for who should participate in these workshops, Anthony really hopes people of all ages and backgrounds come dip their feet in the waters of new media art this Sunday. “ISB is an international School with a culturally diverse student body, in many respects a microcosm of the cultural diversity of Brussels,” says Anthony, “therefore, we are hoping to reach out to all people who represent this wonderful diversity and make Brussels such a vibrant European city.”
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Free Art Workshops this Sunday:
Stop-Animation workshop (15:00-17:00 Sunday):
Be animated by the exhibition of the ISB at Bozar and set yourself or artwork in motion during the ISB animation workshop! Stop-Animation, or the simple action of pictures shown in sequence, brings objects to life and eyes to wonder. Come try it out this Sunday!
(Workshop ran by Sandra Verkaart - see bio below)
Photography workshop (15:00-17:00 Sunday) :
The photography workshop will work with minimal props and light. The audience can arrange the props in any configuration and add something of themselves (e.g. watch, scarf, hat, belt etc.). The emphasis will be on creating engaging compositions that are minimal and abstract, but which might implicitly tell us something about the artist.
(Workshop ran by Anthony Gow - see bio below)
The Workshop Facilitators:
Sandra Verkaart (Stop-animation workshop): Sandra Verkaart enjoys creating and passing on the possibilities of the (moving) image. After thorough studies in Visual Arts, Animation and Digital Media, Sandra has established herself as an independent animation filmmaker working on films and editing projects like Dutch NTR broadcasting’s SchoolTV, Filem'on, International children's film festival Brussels and a co-creation documentary between Belgian D'Broej youth and a primary school in Eguafo, Ghana.
As an educator, Sandra challenges students of all ages in creative thinking and the creation of audiovisual arts. She gives media education workshops with Jekino and works with Mus-e Belgium, a platform for artist in co-creation.
Anthony Gow (Photography workshop): Anthony is the Head of Department HS Visual Arts at The International School and gives courses at The International School of Brussels. After studying Art in Australia and Switzerland, Anthony his taught and written about art all around the world, including at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, I Magazine in Jordan and the University of Science and Technology in Sudan.