Art+Feminism is an international public project established in 2013 in response to the gender gap on Wikipedia. A DIY project, A+F developed materials and methods so that anyone can organize in-person, communal editing events on content pertaining to women and the arts. Since the first Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in March, 2014, 4,600 participants have gathered at 280+ events worldwide, creating and improving 4,600 articles. A+F is based in New York at The Museum of Modern Art. You can learn more on the project website: Art+Feminism
Moderator: Kimberly Brooks, artist
Jacqueline Mabey, independent curator and co-founder, Art+Feminism
Michael Mandiberg, artist and co-founder, Art+Feminism
Stacey Allan, co-founder & executive editor at East of Borneo
Kai Alexis Smith, Academic Research Librarian, Cal Poly Pomona
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day Los Angeles 2017, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project’s global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course, open space sessions.
Kimberly Brooks announces the launch of The Creativity Notebook, an analog Notebook/Calendar System with 100 signed Notebooks featuring 52 original Watercolor and Gouache Paintings. Thecreativitynotebook.com
INTERMEDIATE OIL PAINTING: EMERGING ARTIST
Join Artist Kimberly Brooks for this intermediate painting workshop where students will refine their techniques and personal style when approaching the canvas. Students will be exposed to practical techniques involving building different types of grounds, color mixing, and when to employ tightness vs. looseness. Brooks will share various techniques for embracing every stage in the life cycle of creating a work of art as well as assembling a body of work for exhibition. With an emphasis on safe studio practices, this class will teach techniques for Oil Painting (used by Rembrandt and Velasquez) that minimize exposure to toxic chemicals.
Kimberly Brooks is the first recipient of the Franklyn Leigel Award for Teaching Excellence 2016.
Prerequisite: drawing and composition, introduction to painting: material and techniques. First class materials: enrolled students will be given an itemized list of basic painting materials and colors.
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Setting your artistic exploration free starts with understanding the architecture that makes up the grounds of a painting, whether you are working figuratively, representationally or abstractly. In this workshop, students with basic oil painting experience are exposed to new approaches for composing, including practical techniques, building different types of grounds, color mixing, how to layer and deconstruct, and when to employ tightness versus looseness. Develop techniques for keeping your art as fresh as possible while simultaneously building the scaffolding to create a cohesive body of work through this engaging exploration of painting.
Media & Techniques:
With a strong emphasis on safe studio practices, this class teaches techniques for oil painting used by Rembrandt and Velasquez. We learn to minimize our exposure to toxic chemicals, while at the same time work with traditional painting methods.
Activities:We explore various materials, build our skills in several painting techniques, and develop many paintings from beginning to end throughout the week. We learn through technical instruction, individual feedback and guided studio time.
Faculty:Kimberly Brooks is a contemporary painter who blends figuration and abstraction to explore a variety of subjects dealing with memory, history and identity. She exhibits nationally, and her work has been showcased in numerous publications and exhibitions including the Whitney Museum, MOMA and California Institute of the Arts.
Building Grounds: The Fundamentals of Oil Painting – D0611
Skill Level(s): I, II
Instructor(s): Kimberly Brooks
Workshop Registration begins January 2, 2017
Santa Ana, Ca- Kimberly Brooks will have three works featured in the group exhibition “Instalarity” curated by F. Scott Hess at the Q Art Salon, November 5-28, 2016 Opening night November 5th 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Participating artists include: Alonsa Guevara, Kimberly Brooks, Charles Antolin, Damian Chavez,Daniel Maidman, Danny Galieote,Dina Brodsky, Felicia Forte, F Scott Hess, George Dawnay, Guno Park, James Thistlethwaite, Jihae Christine Lee,John Brosio, Justin Matthew Tecson, Lola Gil, Marc Dalessio, Marc Trujillo, Maria Kreyn, Michelle Doll, Natalia Fabia, Nina Ulett, Taylor Jade Phillips,Shannon Fody, Stephen Wright, Valerie Pobjoy, Joseph Rivera, William Wray, Yalda Sepahpour, Zoey Frank. F. Scott Hess published an article about the exhibition here.
Q Art Salon, 205 N Sycamore St, Santa Ana, CA 92701.714-835-8833