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Big Head Workshop for Kids with Craig Carlisle

Columbia Arts Building
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Your kids will have a chance to learn technique and composition directly from a nationally renowned artist who lives right here in Columbia. Known for his series of "big heads," artist Craig Carlisle will guide young artists through the process of creating their own Big Head painting in this one-hour workshop. All supplies provided. This is truly a special opportunity to work with a seasoned artist that is not to be missed!

Ages 4 - 13 welcome. Parental supervision is appreciated for our younger participants.

Saturday, June 9, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Columbia Arts Building, Level One

About the Artist:

The idea of meditation and contemplation play a major role in the paintings of artist Craig Carlisle. His paintings articulate indelible images which evoke an emotional response from the viewer. The series of heads are generally large canvas’s deliberately created on a scale that will empower a room. Each expression Carlisle creates in his paintings are meant to pull from one’s subconscious. The heads are typically anonymous and genderless, almost child-like. Carlisle opts to place the focus for the viewer on the expression of each head, thus eliminating the personal style we create for ourselves with hair or fashion.

“I never use humans as reference for my paintings, instead I create fictitious characters. Through these, I channel the emotions each of us experience in our daily lives.” says Carlisle.