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First thoughts: Making words


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Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University

15 Artists' Common

St. Catharines, ON

Directions: Paid visitor parking located beside school permit lot (City of St. Catharines).



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Do you like work play and puns? Are you a poet or wordsmith? Or, do you have a favourite song lyric you’d like to make into an artwork? Join artist Linda Carreiro for an introduction to text-based visual artworks. The afternoon session starts with a brief slideshow of artworks, after which participants will be guided using stencils and inks to create artistic responses to words. All supplies are included.

Location: MWS 151 (Studio Space), main floor, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts

The workshop is being held in conjunction with Carreiro’s exhibition, Afterthoughts, at the Visual Arts Gallery and Exhibition Space at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts.

Exhibition runs August 28 - September 24, 2023.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Open to public.

Image credit: Linda Carreiro, a drowning by stars and gasses (detail, 2023), ink on Canson Montval watercolour paper, 30" x 57".



Marilyn. I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts

Our 95,000 square-foot building is a dynamic hub of creative and intellectual activity. Facilities of this scope mean exceptional opportunities, especially given our emphasis on praxis, where creativity and research support a unique learning environment. The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts is home to Brock University's Departments of Visual Arts, Dramatic Arts, Music, and Studies in Arts and Culture.


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