Instructor: Nancy Corrigan
Cellists: Diana Nuttall, Kasia Saturna
5:30 PM-6:00 PM: meet the artists
6:00 PM-9:00 PM listen and create
What an amazing, unique event this will be! Watch Nancy Corrigan, a joyously spontaneous artist, respond to the music of the cellists, Diana Nuttall and Kasia Saturna, and then, when you want, start to paint, too, responding to the music in your own way. You can come at this class from any angle: painter, musician, audience member. The important thing is to feel the music and respond to it! You may want to do several small, swift paintings, moving your hand to the music, or larger, more layered works – the choice is yours. Not even you can predict what you’ll do!
Participants receive a 20% discount on all art supplies purchased on class day.
Bring the brushes, paper, watercolour, pastels, markers of your choice. You could make many small paintings based on the various pieces of music, or perhaps work on a few larger sheets of paper for a more cumulative result.
NB: Never fear! If you don’t have art supplies, you can use ours for a fee of $20 cash at the door.
About the Instructor: Nancy Corrigan has been an artist facilitating in Edmonton and area offering creative experiences since 1980. She has been a staff artist in the wards at the University of Alberta Hospital since its inception in 1999. Studying expressive art therapy has rounded out her experience and lifelong "way" as an artist. Her drawings, watercolours, and acrylics are kinetic expressions of stillness, colour, and vibrational energy Her work is represented by Gallery of Alberta Art Rental, Edmonton, Alberta. Visit www.nancycorrigan.ca
About the cellists: Diana plays professionally: chamber music, solo and alternative styles. With Kasia she forms the cello duo AccelloRosa. They play a wide variety of music from Bach to 2Cellos, from Boccherini to Tangos and Sambas. Diana has been in theatre productions such as The Last Five Years, nominated for Best Musical and Best Musical Direction last year in Edmonton. In the previous year, she acted in the play Queen Lear using the cello, completely improvising the part for Shadow Theatre in Edmonton. Diana has taught throughout North America and recently taught a masterclass in Cuzco, Peru.
Kasia grew up in Poland and fell in love with the cello at an early age. After graduating from music, she became Principal Cellist in the Szczec in Philharmonic Symphony. She moved from cultured Europe to the wilds of Northern Canada, where she spent 10 years before moving to Edmonton to resume performing and teaching. Always following her heart, Kasia pours her soul into her music through her cello.