Arab Women Artists Now – AWAN festival in partnership with The Arab British Centre is pleased to present Fingerprints by Dima Karout.
In this hands-on workshop, Dima will introduce woodcut print technique. And participants will be invited to create and print patterns using different colors and experimenting with various compositions and textures.
Inspired by The Walls Project, this workshop will start with a presentation, short reading and an open discussion. The participants will seek inspiration in their family objects, photos and visual memory to create a pattern. We will carve the images into pieces of Linoleum which are then inked and printed. By the end of the workshop, everyone will create various prints and participate in creating a collective artwork.
All materials are provided.
Workshop Fee: £21.55. You can buy tickets here
About the Instructor:
Dima Karout is a Syrian Canadian visual artist. She works with mixed materials and creates installations. In images and words, her artwork reflects on humans struggles in dealing with memories, the loss of home, visible and invisible borders, exile and the quest for identity. It also sheds the light on human greatness and their invincible force to survive.
Dima grew up in Damascus and since 2005, she has been travelling. She holds a BA in visual communication from the Fine Arts University of Damascus, an MFA in contemporary art and new media from Paris VIII University, and a certificate in creative writing from Concordia University in Montreal.
To discover her work, you can visit www.wallsproject.com
Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) Festival 2018
AWAN, which is about to enter its 4th edition, showcases the work of contemporary Arab women artists in the UK, Europe and beyond, providing opportunities for artists and audiences to celebrate, be informed and network whilst exposing new audiences to the work of these often marginalized artists, providing a platform to present the work of Arab Women Artists Now – AWAN 2018.
More info www.awan.org.uk