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‘Parody painting’ offered at Timmins Public Library

We’ve all seen them: those prints of ugly paintings that don’t do a thing for any décor.

On Tuesday evening, August 13th, Timmins Public Library reference librarian Karina Douglas Takayesu is leading a workshop to jazz them up.

“You might notice I put ‘artwork’ in quotations,” she remarks, as she explains what she calls “parody painting”.

“We’re just sort of taking some of these boring, clichéd – I call them bathroom plaque-type artwork – and we’re just going to have a task in using those as a basis to quote-unquote improve upon them and sort of stylize them as you like.”

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“For example,” she continues, “I have one that has sort of these, they look like poppies, sort of like a negative shape and they’re kind of abstract.  So maybe you want to take something that might inspire you to actually try and make a really creative scene of that.”

The base prints and acrylic paints will be supplied, free.  But Takayesu says if you have sparkles or anything else you think might help, that’s okay.

You need to be at least 16, and pre-registration is required.

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