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Marianne Gopalkrishna

Marianne is a multimedia artist who has been working with the Artists in Schools program for over 10 years. She holds degrees in Science and Fine Arts. She has had solo shows in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Brandon and has taken part in many group shows in Canada, USA and Britain. Her work includes painting, pottery, ceramics, glass and batik.

THE PROGRAM:

BATIK. The students will make a wallhanging using the Batik method. At first they will draw their design onto a piece of cotton and then they will apply melted wax onto areas they want to keep white. Then the cloth will be dipped into a dye and hung up to dry. The next day this procedure will be repeated until the students have three or four colours. They always start with the lightest colour first and then move on to medium and dark colours. At the end the wax will be removed and the Batik is ready to be framed.

CLAYWORKS. The students will be taught to handbuild a variety of objects., such as masks, tiles, reliefs, animals, bowls , vases or other objects.  Special attention will be given to the different decoration methods, such as underglaze painting, stencils, wax and more.